Sunday, April 13, 2008

Montes Sauvignon Blanc 2006


It’s Sunday night. This is the night that we oven roast a chicken. Going through the loft cellar, we have a bottle of Montes Sauvignon Blanc 2006 Casablanca-Curicó that we picked up at The Vineyard during one of their large tastings. This wine is stainless steel fermented and has some French oak aging to round off the sharp edges.

The wine is a blend 51% from the Casablanca Valley and 49% from the Curicó Valley in Chile. Both regions are capable of growing excellent Sauvignon Blanc.

Sauvignon Blanc
Montes
Montes
Vintage: 2007
AVA: Casablanca- Curicó
Alcohol: 13.5%
Price: $11.99

Color: Straw
Intensity: Pale
Aromas: Lemon, grapefruit, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, orange blossom,
Flavors: Grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, slate, mineral, butterscotch
Body: Medium
Acidity: Crisp
Sweetness: Dry
Finish: Moderate


Summary: This wine’s most salient traits are the lemon and grapefruit components. There are slate and mineral characteristics that make the wine interesting and a bit of butterscotch on the long finish. This wine can present itself as crisp and dusty. The wine paired nicely with our roasted chicken tonight. For the price, this wine will make an interesting addition to a poultry or fish meal. Seek this one out for summer.

2 comments:

bloviatrix said...

Hello... I was at the same tasting at The Vineyard and also bought the Montes SB 2007! Well, great minds :-). Cheers.

Roland Hulme said...

Phhh! Sounds fantastic. Sauv Blanc is my favourite white and I like the two blended terroirs. My sister in law is Chilean - might recommend this as a blend of the best of two worlds.