Way behind on blogging!! For those who don’t know, I’m in the process of moving to NYC!! I start a new job on June 1, 2012 at Updater.com!
So…I went with this Sauvignon Blanc for my Citrus Brined Roast Chicken with Avocado Sauce. I imagined the citrus hints in the wine would pair well with the chicken. Once the wine opened up a little bit, I was right. Not my favorite pairing, but it worked. This wine is from Marlborough, New Zealand, which is well known for it’s Sauvignon Blanc, even though most of the country is unable to grow grapes (too mountainous or wet). Marlborough, however, has a cool-climate ideal for producing an herbaceous and fruity Sauvignon Blanc.
Appearance: Clear, deep lemon-green
Nose: Pronounced tropical fruit (melon, citrus), and floral
Palate: Dry – high acid – medium body – short length – pear, melon, and citrus flavors
Enjoyable and affordable at $12!