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Nice Sauvignon Blanc
2017

Nice Sauvignon Blanc
Wine Details
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Lujan du Cuyo
Alcohol %
13.5
In Stock
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$22.00
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SKU: 859575002038

This wine is proof that persistence pays off. It has been almost six years since we first discovered the Sauvignon Blanc grapes in Manual Otero’s vineyard that we hoped would one day be ours to make a Nice Sauvignon Blanc wine. We had been in Argentina for a month, traveling from vineyard to vineyard, searching for a grower for our Nice Malbec, when we came upon Otero’s Sauvignon Blanc vines. We weren’t looking to make white wine, but when we tasted his 2008 harvest, we fell in love with an unparalleled expression of Sauvignon. Blanc: No grassiness, no screaming acidic grapefruit . . . just luscious tropical citrus flavors like tangerine, melon, and pineapple.

The only problem is that he only has one hectare (roughly 2.5 acres) of Sauvignon Blanc planted, and he was not willing to sell us any of it in 2008. If there is one thing you must know about us, when it comes to great wine, we never give up. We visited Manuel and his two daughters, Fernanda and Roxanna, at their estate in Mendoza five more times, each time asking to make wine from their Sauvignon Blanc crop (and being rejected). In our sixth visit, just before the harvest in 2010, Manuel looked us in the eye and said, “I like you guys. You are very persistent, and you have a passion for wine.  We will make Sauvignon Blanc together this year.” 

We hope you enjoy our Sauvignon Blanc. We take great care in its production: We harvest entire clusters of grapes by hand before sunrise and take them immediately to a state-of-the-art bladder press that gently extracts only the sweet juice from the grape leaving the skins, stems and seeds intact and separate. We then ferment the juice in stainless steel tanks for 45 days at 12 degrees centigrade to insure a slow, cold, and even fermentation. The result is floral aromatic notes and juicy citrus flavors that could be lost with otherwise hasty handling. This wine pairs well with ceviche, crabcakes, roasted chicken, and veal Milanese with a spritz of lemon.

Wine Details
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Lujan du Cuyo
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Granny Smith Apple. Grapefruit. Key Lime. Lemon Blossom. Kiwi. Crisp Palate. Long Finish.
Awards
Silver Medal - Houston "Rodeo Uncorked" International Wine Competition
Product Reviews
Lynda Transier's Gravatar
Lynda Transier
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(May 27, 2017 at 8:46 AM)
Lovely, light, refreshing. Perfect for these hot summer evenings. Envisioning a porch rocker, a fan, and a chilled glass of Nice Sauv Blanc. All is right with the world!

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Elena Champagne
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(Jun 3, 2017 at 7:46 AM)
Perfect for the warm, sultry Texas summers. Pairs well with a simple salad or a full meal of poultry, seafood or even a light pork roast. I'm a big fan!!

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Deani Peters
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(Jun 22, 2018 at 3:55 PM)
My absolute favorite Sauvignon Blanc!

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Jennifer Leavitt
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(Jun 23, 2018 at 4:15 PM)
We are white wine drinkers and this is one that is a go to for causal family dinners!!

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Kevin
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(Aug 24, 2018 at 1:41 PM)
This is a wonderful white especially in the summer. Great with Thai or other spicy dishes. Very happ with the selection on our Discovery club this one included!

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Beth
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(Aug 30, 2018 at 8:52 AM)
This Sauvignon Blanc pairs very well with the hot Texas summer and sitting in my backyard watching the birds in the evenings.

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