Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Undurraga Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Central Valley, Chile (wine review and rating)

Undurraga Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Origin: Central Valley, Chile
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
Alcohol Content: 13.0%
Bottle Closure: Natural Cork
Purchase Date: May 2011
Purchase Price: $7.99 (750ml bottle)

Our review: Light yellow-gold with green highlights, this wine has aromas of citrus, lemongrass and sweet herbs. Gently crisp on the palate, the citrus flavors are paired with a dry minerality. The citrus character dissipates into the lengthy finish, a slightly neutral herbaceousness remaining that is more pleasant than not.

Our rating: We chose (not overly) blackened white fish sandwiches to serve with this wine, a nice choice. The soft, almost mellow character of the wine works well with a lighter meal. The wine also works well on its own; indeed, we had consumed more than half the bottle before the sandwiches were ready. We think that it could readily be enjoyed with other sandwich meats, such as roasted turkey or even pulled pork. Quite typical of this varietal from Chile, it has the bonus of being attractively priced. We rate it on the high end of Above Average.

Taste profile from the winemaker: It has a pale colour with green tones and is fruity, floral and exciting. It is perfect to accompany salads, fish, seafood, and cold meats.

Winery website: Viñas Undurraga.

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