LCBO Sale Pick of the Week: April 3
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Whitehaven 2012 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand)
Sale $16.95, Regular
Discount (until April 27): $2.00
LCBO #308288 | 750 mL bottle
Tastes like: Bright citrus especially lime, peach and cut grass.
Pairs with: Grilled herb chicken, salmon with lime and thyme, grazing plates of meats, cheeses, pickles…
Good for: Waking up the taste buds with a dose of summer.
Drink this: Now.
Why we're drinking this
Sauvignon Blanc thrives in New Zealand and has become the country’s signature grape. Whitehaven is an independent winery with spirit, ambition and a resolute focus on quality. This is not mass-market Sauvignon Blanc with the massive cat pee and gooseberry character that some people seem to really like, but is too often over-the-top. Whitehaven goes for finesse, and that makes their wine eminently drinkable.
Pristine and super-clean citrus flavours dominate, especially lime—then there’s a touch of that fresh-cut grass quality and some nice spicy/herb notes. The wine just zings, but it’s also elegant and lovely on the palate. Serve it cool, not cold.
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