Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Porta Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Porta Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Origin: Valle Central, Chile
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
Alcohol Content: 13.0%
Bottle Closure: Screw Cap
Purchase Date: May 2010
Purchase Price: $6.99

Our review: Golden straw in color, this wine has a gentle aroma of citrus zest with citrus floral notes. The dominant flavor on the palate is of grapefruit, maybe gooseberry, but it isn't aggressive; there's almost a hint of sweetness to balance the tartness present. The finish has considerable mineral character to it.

Our rating: This is a nice example of this Chilean varietal, not overly complex but versatile and enjoyable. Serve with any seafood dish, or enjoy with a light, freshly tossed salad. We rate it well Above Average … and a very good value at this price point.

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Bright greenish-yellow in color with lively grapefruit, citrus and lychee aromas with soft floral and mineral notes. Well-balanced and fruity, featuring crisp acidity, with grapefruit on the palate and a fresh finish."

Winery website: PORTA.

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