Thursday, April 28, 2011

Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2009

Finally, something to write home about.
I've been dealing with an ulcer issue for a few weeks and when I did feel good enough to uncork a wine, it was either plonk or corked. Until tonight.
I got home from work tonight feeling quite good and a bit hungry and really not planning on opening a wine before bed.  One of them bowl of cereal and maybe a banana type nights.  But, Shirley cooked up one of my faves for tomorrows lunch.  Stuffed green peppers.  Now hers are a little different than the norm.  She add lots of veggies and uses ground turkey in lieu of fresh ground beef. She also likes them a little dry and I like lots of sauce, so I had to add some tomato sauce and some tomato from a can of whole tomatoes before heating up for a bedtime snack.  After the first bite, I just had to check the wine fridge for something to accommodate one of Shirley's finest.  And that I did! a Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc Reserva  from the Casablanca Valley in Chile. Now I am a big fan of NZ Sauvignon Blancs and not a big fan of wines from Chile, but now, I may have found a Chilean wine that changes all that.
Beautiful aromas of peach, grapefruit and honeysuckle.  A lot like what I find in my Finger Lakes Rieslings. In the mouth, there was a hint of melon with more citrus and a nice smooth honey feeling. With the stuffed peppers, I felt the finish was a little weak, but sipping afterward, I found the finish to be dry and long and the taste was "ooh-la-la"   At a $12 price, I am definitely adding this one to my list of must haves. 

1 comment:

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Sauvignon Blanc is a very food-friendly wine and terrific for appetizers such as artichoke dips, veggie dishes or dips, garlic or Italian seasonings in creamy sauces, fragrant salads such as Greek, Caesar or Garden, Thai food, fish (sushi) and poultry.