Last night, we drank a glass of crisp white wine.
We discovered the Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc 2012 at the SAQ, which had organized a wine tasting.
The wine has a dress of light straw colour with hints of green.
The Vintage is a 2012 which was a very sunny year in the Wairau valley, Marlborough region of New Zealand. The sun allowed the grapes to reach their flavour zenith which really comes out in your glass. The grapes grow in rough conditions with shallow rock and gravel exposed soil.
Your mouth explodes with citrus fruit with hints of fresh mown grass and fresh herbs. It packs a bit of a punch at 13% alcohol.
I loved this wine. It was fruity, not overly sweet, nicely tart. It had a very clean finish, it left no awkward after taste.
The SAQ label indicates is is fruity vibrant wine.
At 17.75$ is is a great value for your buck.
Wait ’til you see what I paired it with.
It will make you wish you were in the cooksploratrice household…even on Vegetarian Thursdays.