Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Nederburg Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Wine: Nederburg Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Origin: Coastal Region, South Africa
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Bottle closure: Natural Cork
Purchase Date: September 2008
Purchase Price: $8.99

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Lively colours of lemon and lime introduce this deliciously vibrant wine. Grassy and gooseberry aromas and flavours end in a lingering finish. Its crisp good acidity means it acts as a foil to oily dressings. It is the perfect match for goat’s cheeses, asparagus, smoked fish, prawns, Thai noodle salads and stir-fried calamari and even ratatouille."

ABC Wines review: Grapefruit and gooseberry are the primary aromas in this wine which are accompanied by some vegetal (asparagus) and herbal notes. The palate is quite tart and the citrus flavors have a mineral dryness to them. The finish is mildly acidic and has some astringency, but seems somewhat unbalanced. This wine would work well with a lightly breaded and fried white fish fillet. Our score: Average, maybe a bit better.

Winery website: Nederburg.

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