Sauvignon Blanc, Uruquay, White wines

Bodegas Carrau Sauvignon Blanc Sur Lie 2008

Winemaker: Francisco Carrau
Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Cerro Chapeu, Uruguay

See other wines from this producer:
Bodegas Carrau Tannat de Reserva
Bodegas Carrau AMAT Gran Reserva

Uruguay wouldn’t be considered a typical region for Sauvignon Blanc, yet when I first tasted this wine, I was amazed by it. It doesn’t have a strong “grassy and grapefruit” flavors its New Zealand’s cousins have, but I enjoyed it even better.

Family Carrau, the best producer of Tannat in the area, carefully selected ripe grapes for this wine from their highest elevated vineyards. Winemaker pays a special attention to prevent oxidation during the process of hand-harvesting and juice-press.

More about history of Bodegas Carrau here

Wine is than fermented with a native yeast strain and kept on the lees for 6 months (method called “sur lie”). When the wine is ready, they bottled it with a minimal handling to preserve all its freshness.

Tasting notes:
Super refreshing and crisp white wine with slight green touches has an intensive fruit and herbal aroma. Clean, dry white wine with touches of grapefruit, lime and lemongrass would be a great match with spicy seafood.

Dry – Off dry – Medium sweet – Sweet
Light – Medium – Full body
No oak – Aged in oak
Retail price: under $ 12.00

Ideal food pairing:
Seafood salad, Shrimp in mustard sauce, Galician paella, My Happy Tilapia, Chinese food, Indian food,

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