- Bodegas Carrau Sauvignon Blanc "Sur Lie" 2012 Product #27406 (In Stock)
This delicious Sauvignon Blanc is from the cool coastal regions of Uruguay where the weather and soil resemble the best white wine production areas of Bordeaux and New Zealand. Grown and made by a 10th generation family winemaker, the wine is picked and fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks and then given six months of “sur lie” (on the lees) contact to preserve fruit and add depth and complexity.
We’ve carried this for years now, and I’m confident this is the best vintage yet, serving up all the fruit and flavor you’ve come to love with just a touch more class and grace. Big aromas of freshly zested tangerine and pink grapefruit with a dash of lime open the show. Then you’ll get a mouthful of luscious ripe Mandarin orange, ruby red grapefruit, tangerine, and a hint of tropical pineapple and papaya. The time “sur lie” gives this a creamy, rich, almost Chardonnay-like texture in the middle before zesty citrus acidity, bitter tangerine oil, and just the barest hint of spritz clear your palate and make you ready for the next sip. Easy to drink on its own and great with summer grilled seafood or any Asian dish!