Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Petirrojo Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Petirrojo Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Origin: Colchagua Valley, Chile
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Bottle Closure: Synthetic Cork
Purchase Date: July 2010
Purchase Price: $6.99

Our review: Golden straw in color with citrus aromas coupled with spicy honey notes, this wine is rather dry on the palate with slightly tart citric flavors predominant. There is considerable minerality that develops into the finish, which also intensifies the dryness somewhat.

Our rating: This isn't really a very flavorful wine and it seems flat overall, without much character. It isn't bad by any means, just lacking. We served our bottle at lunch with turkey sandwiches and a mixed green salad; a nice if not inspired choice. We rate it on the low side of Average.

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Yellow color with light green hints. To the nose, presents a grapefruit and white peach aroma and notes of freshly cut herbs. Fresh to the mouth, with great volume, with fruity persistency and vegetal notes. Ideal with an appetizer in summer time and to accompany fish and seafood."

Winery website: ViƱas Bisquertt.

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