Sauvignon is a Summer Value
September is here but the summer is still going on, with warm weather sustaining in most parts of the country. That means it’s still a great time to be drinking white wines, and Sauvignon Blanc is a versatile, refreshing, food-friendly white that is easy to find and easier on the wallet.
Maggie Hoffman of Serious Eats recommends De Martino 347 Sauvignon Blanc:
“Bracing acidity and dry herb notes dominate the flavors of De Martino’s 347 Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc (2009). Though this Chilean wine has fragrant fruit on the nose, it’s a bit austere in the mouth, with hints of grapefruit (and grapefruit pith), lemongrass, and thyme. It’s fresh and focused …”
De Martino 347 Sauvignon Blanc can be found for under $15 at fine wine shops, and we also recommend the following, similar (in style and price), Sauvignon-based wines from the Opici Wines portfolio:
De Martino Organic Sauvignon Blanc – the same winery, but this Sauvignon is made from 100% organic grapes.
Domaine de Victoires Quincy – Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown in the Loire Valley, France, it has floral aromas and nice mineral notes.
KWV Sauvignon Blanc – Very similar in style to Sauvignons from New Zealand, this example from South Africa has tropical fruit character and racy acidity.