Sunday, May 21, 2006

Cheap Chilean White Wine

Tarapaca Sauvignon Blanc 2005
Chile, Central Valley Region (Maipo Valley)
$10 for 750 ml

This pale buttery yellow wine is very fresh tasting with a hint of effervescence. It's aromatic lemony nose foreshadows the zippy citrus taste that'll wake up your taste buds. Also, it has pear and melon flavours. Dry and light- to medium-bodied, it goes down smoothly. Clean, crisp and refreshing, it’s great with grilled prawns and scallops, a variety of cheeses and light salads. This is a nice affordable wine with good value for the price.