Friday, December 16, 2011

Mexican white wines, tasting notes

Freixenet Dolores Sauvignon Blanc 2009. A 100% Sauvignon Blanc that has spent 2-4 months in oak, has a pretty nose of newly mown hay, with dry, crisp flavors of sweet herbs, and tropical fruit, ending with a nice finish. Terrific food-friendly lip-smacker!

Freixenet Vivante NV Vino Blanco. A great warm weather sipper, a blend of Chenin Blanc, with two Spanish varietals, Macabeu, and Sant Emilion. Light (only 10.5% alcohol), crisp, dry-as-a-bone, sporting foxy flavors of honeysuckle, herbs and cashews that’s reminiscent of a good Pinot Grigio. Break out the cold cuts and ‘tater salad and head for the patio! A screaming deal!

Monteviña Blanco: Finally! A tasty, white quaffer at a great price! A blend of Chardonnay and Semillon, it serves up a light straw color and balances the crispiness of the Chard with the "fleshier" Semillon to create a fruit-forward, slightly sweet finish that will appeal to those who favor light food fare. From Casa Madero

San Lorenzo Blanco: A tasty blend of 50% Chenin Blanc, 25% Chardonnay, and 25% Columbard, it sports a pretty light straw color, with crisp, citrusy, tropical fruit flavors, along with sweet herbs and floral notes. It is excellent as an aperitif or to accompany cheeses, fish, or seafood, and a screaming value! From Casa Madero. 


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