Style: Light-bodied white Vintage: 2018
Appellation: Bordeaux Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Bordeaux County: France
Pairings: Arugula Salad with Lemon and Parmesan, Asparagus Risotto, English Pea Ravioli with Crab or Lobster, Angel Hair Pasta with Basil Pesto, Yellowtail Sushi with Avocado, White Fin Fish, such as Cod or Halibut, with Beurre Blanc
Cheese Pairings: Comté, Emmental, Grana Padano, Gruyère, Lincolnshire Poacher, Manchego (sheep), Montgomery’s Cheddar, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Pecorino.
About This Wine: Expect big flavors and aromas of citrus, grapefruit, lemon, gooseberry and lime along with grass, freshly-wet concrete, honey, passionfruit and honeysuckle flower. If there’s basil, lime, avocado or garlic in your food, you will enjoy a bottle of White Bordeaux. Of all the Sauvignon Blancs in the world, White Bordeaux tends to be more citrus and floral vs. grassy and herbal. The acidity is not as high as Pouilly-Fumé (a Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley) and the flavor is not as tropical or peachy as California Suavignon Blanc. Remember to be careful pairing White Bordeaux with overly acidic foods that will overshadow the wine.