Wednesday, August 16, 2017

2016 Concha y Toro Terrunyo Sauvignon Blanc

When a sample is offered of Sauvignon Blanc, I jump at it. When it's one from a winery I respect, doubly so. It  was super exciting to hear that a sample Concha y Toro's Terrunyo was on its way, as I've never had the chance to taste it before.

2016 Concha y Toro Terrunyo Sauvignon Blanc

Originally from France, Sauvignon Blanc now seems to be grown and made into wine just about everywhere. And I'm totally fine with that, as it's one of my favorites to drink.

Sauvignon Blanc can be grassy and herbal, citrusy, or sometimes have notes of white fruits (pear, peach, etc). If you're a cat lover, perhaps you'll appreciate the wines described as having an aroma of cat's pee. I don't.

On the palate, the flavors mimic the above aromas, albeit on a much broader spectrum: grass or lemongrass; citrus such as  Meyer lemon and lime;  tropical fruits such as starfruit and kiwi; floral flavors; and, in some cases, minerality.

I drink a lot of Sauvignon Blanc on its own, but it also pairs well with many types of foods, so take some chances. 

Tasting Notes:
Grapes from Concha y Toro's Block 5, Los Boldos Vineyard  in Casablanca Valley, Chile; aged 3 months in stainless steel tanks;  aromas of gooseberry, lime and citrus brightened by herb notes; lime, melon, stonefruit, citrus and a bit of grassiness on the palate;  crisp and refreshing; long finish; twist off closure; SRP $23.
*Wine provided for editorial purposes - all opinions are my own.

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