|Kim Crawford- Marlborough, N. Zealand|
2011 Sauvignon Blanc
$16.99 - Superstore
Because it's a Sauvignon Blanc, it will tend to be high in acidity - that's the mouthwatering sensation you get when it crosses your palate. No exception here. Upon pouring this wine, immediately my nostrils filled with lemongrass, mango and other tropical fruits. Beautiful. And the flavours on the palate are not much different. Grassy, and fruit-cocktail-ish with just a hint of sweetness. And of course, it should be chilled! And because this was the wine I opened to taste, I wanted to see if I could pair it. On my plate was chicken, cheese/potato perogies and asparagus with feta cheese. (I added sour cream and bacon bits to my perogies before I at them). If you are looking to cut the acidity in a Sauvignon Blanc, then go for the perogies with sour cream and the asparagus with the feta! These two cut into the acidity and smoothed it out, and the asparagus turned the lemongrass flavours into more of a sweet grass! The chicken...not so much. If I would've had it in a cream sauce, then maybe. To bring out the acidity, I would've had some spicy chicken. Fish would probably work also!