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Exploring New Kitchens

January 24, 2008
The wine photos coming up for the next month or so were mostly taken in kitchens other than my own. We consumed A LOT of wine over the Christmas holiday and I am just caught up enough to start writing about it.

One of the first was a 2005 De Martino Organic Sauvignon Blanc. It hails from the Maipo Valley of Chile, has a real cork closure, clocked in at 12.5% alcohol by volume and cost about $10 at MV Wine and Spirit in Madison, CT.

On the nose I found lemon, flowers, grass, and peach. In the mouth, the wine showed citrus, lemon, and tropical fruit. It was crisp, but not nearly as tart as New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs. I think the Chile style is good one for wine drinkers who want a refreshing Sauvignon Blanc but who can't stand the mouth-puckering acidity of a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Definitely a good buy at this price point.


  1. Orion Slayer said...

    Alright, another Sauvignon blanc! From your description, I want to go out and try a tart New Zealand one. Do you have any recommendations? Is that glass the Riedel you got for Christmas?

    1/24/08, 2:03 PM  

  2. Sonadora said...

    That is indeed the Riedel I got for Christmas (it was actually a Christmas Eve gift!).

    Let's see, I remember really enjoying the Brancott Sauvignon Blanc, and the Matua. Those were definitely two of my favorites so far!

    1/24/08, 9:33 PM  

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