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Vistasur Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Retailer: Majestic Closure: Screwtop ABV: 13% Price: £5.49 Approx A new World Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, from the sunny central valley, wow, what a wine. This is an energetic, ideal summertime sipper which is very refreshing. It has all the qualities that a Sauvignon Blanc should have stimulating your taste buds and has palate cleansing acidity. I came up with lots of words to describe the sensation in the mouth when drinking this wine, fresh cut grass with a slight hint of gooseberry and lemon and lime. I also found a novel way of keeping it cool whilst sat in the garden as you can see.
Posted 22nd September 2009        
     

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Retailer: Majestic
Closure: Screwtop
ABV: 13%
Price: £5.49 Approx

A new World Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, from the sunny central valley, wow, what a wine.

This is an energetic, ideal summertime sipper which is very refreshing. It has all the qualities that a Sauvignon Blanc should have stimulating your taste buds and has palate cleansing acidity.

I came up with lots of words to describe the sensation in the mouth when drinking this wine, fresh cut grass with a slight hint of gooseberry and lemon and lime. I also found a novel way of keeping it cool whilst sat in the garden as you can see.

The labelling was a little basic and as you sometimes buy with your eye, perhaps making the label more eye catching would get more sales. As my friend said…..
“ A significant wine in an insignificant bottle”.

At 13% it is a strong white wine but not sharp enough to make your mouth pucker. It can be enjoyed on it’s own but can also withstand being drunk with food and although the label says serve with lightly flavoured dishes I would recommend seafood cooked in lemon, or maybe even Spicy South East Asian or Chinese cuisine.

This is a wine I would definitely keep in the fridge well chilled for when friends come round, it oozes crispness and is good value, and therefore I give this a rating of 8/10.

In my opinion a great Chilean wine – a star of the Summer! Sit back and enjoy.

We bought this wine from Majestic.

     

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Julie & Neil Swift
We are both 51 years of age and have just had our first grandchild Zak. We live in the beautiful Peak District. Julie is the main wine taster as she was the daughter of a publican, learning to appreciate good wines from an early age. Neil has worked in the same place as a Lab Technician for the past 35 years, he was a football referee but now spends his Saturdays assessing referees. We are a very sociable couple who enjoy hosting and going to parties (most weekends!). My how time and taste buds have moved on from the Liebfraumilch days, although we believe it is making a comeback. Julie has collected menus and recipes from the 1970’s to the present day, the price of a bottle of Italian Pinot Grigio was £3.40 in 1978 in Topo Gigios restaurant in London.