SAUVIGNON BLANC RESERVA – PIZZORNO 1910 FAMILY ESTATES – PIZZORNO WINERY – RUTA 32 – KM 23 – CANELÓN CHICO – I.NA.VI. 963 2009 13%
VISUAL ANALYSIS: limpid, intense straw yellow and as concerns the structure, it is quite thick.
OLFACTORY ANALYSIS: herbs, almonds, yellow plum and elder.
GUSTATIVE ANALYSIS: the alcoholic sensation is light warm, the softness can be defined quite structured and the salivation is pretty good. Some mineral notes before the ending with wood and yellow plum flavour. The gustative aromatic persistency is 4 seconds.
WINE-FOOD COMBINATION: abadejo en salsa de cítricos (seafood with citrus sauce)
The sweet tendency of the seafood is counterbalancing the sapidity (mineral salts) of the wine
The succulence of the sauce is compensating for the alcoholic sensation
The fatness of the seafood is countervailing the salivation of the wine
The structure of the recipe is matching to the structure of the wine
The gustative persistence of the dish is pairing with the aromatic persistence of the wine
MY PERSONAL OPINION: with the most advanced practices, it is realised a wine which is challenging the normal rules of making white wines (fermentation: 70% stainless steel tanks and 30% new French oak barrels). An attractive product full of softness, salivation and structure.