Taltarni Sauvignon Blanc 1998

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Taltarni Sauvignon Blanc 1998

Sauvignon Blanc from Other Australia, Australia

Average
Score
88
WS 88Pedigree (Other Vintages) ▼

Sauvignon Blanc

Apparently from Bordeaux to begin with, this versatile grape is responsible for everything from tart, grassy wines in New Zealand to rich, full-bodied ones in the Loire Valley and California to the world-class dessert wines in Sauternes and Barsac (for which they are usually blended with sémillion). Other regions of France, as well as Spain, Italy, Australia, Chile and Argentina, and many other countries have done a good job with the grape. In California, some sauvignon blancs are labeled "fumé blanc" (literally "smoked white"). This terminology was invented by Robert Mondavi, on the model of the sauvignon-blanc-based Pouilly-Fumé of the Loire, a rounder, softer, less grassy wine than those of, say, Sancerre (some perceived a "smoky" character), and is used today in America to suggest a wine of that type. Sauvignon blanc has been shown to be one of the parents of cabernet sauvignon, the other being cabernet franc.

Serve With

Serve with: Clams and oysters, lobster and other crustaceans, grilled vegetables, and grilled or fried chicken (for acidic, grassy sauvignon blancs); baked or roasted fish, cream sauces, dishes flavored with lemon or lime, and pork or veal (for richer, rounded sauvignon blancs).

WineMaker’s Notes
Our Sauvignon Blanc is filled with the fresh taste of gooseberry, pineapple and citrus. The palate explodes with a range of tropical flavours very unique to the Pyrenees and in particular, Taltarni. With great length and in perfect balance.

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About The Region

From Granite Belt in southeastern Queensland, around Australia's eastern and southern sections through New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, and Southern Australia, and then far to the west in Margaret River, Australia boasts almost 2,000 producers, from tiny boutiques to massive multi-nationals, and is the fourth-largest exporter of wine in the world. In addition to the many bottles labeled with major wine region names, there is a huge production of proprietary labelings, from the famous Yellow Tail to such imaginatively named smaller offerings as Shoofly Buzz Cut and Mr. Riggs the Gaffer. Nearly every imaginable wine style, red, white, and rosé, sparkling, and fortified, is produced in this major wine country.



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