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2017 Ballade Sauvignon Colombard

2017 Ballade Sauvignon Colombard
Volume: 750 mL , Alcohol: 12%

Type

White

Blend

70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Colombard

Nose

herbaceous AF

Palate

creamy lemon curd, citrus, and grapefruit flavors that give the wine a tight steely texture
Acid
1
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1
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0
Body
1
1
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0
0
Sweet
1
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Fruit
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More about this wine from Côtes de Gascogne, France
This Sauvignon Blanc hails from the Southwest part of France. SB is one of the OG's of grapes. Quiz time! Other Noble Grapes include Merlot, Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling. Surprise... they're all French grapes! This is partly thanks to a great marketing campaign enacted unwittingly by King Louis XIV. The monarch developed such a reputation for extravagance and luxury that the rest of the world started to crave all things French, including the wine.

It’s also partly just due to the rich wine history in France — they’ve spent centuries perfecting their craft, priming it for global domination. The vines started to wind their way far outside of France, making them ubiquitous, well-known, and beloved. They were labeled cépage noble, or, roughly, noble grapes.

This bottle is fresh, zippy, and has quite a bit of zest! A fresh and zesty white wine made from young vines growing on sandy and limestone soils. The nose is fresh with fragrances of lemon curd, white flowers, and red grapefruits, while the palate is shimmery creamy citrus.
How to drink it

While...

the tailgate starts to get a little rowdy and someone plays Sandstorm by Darude. It's lemon lime-y electricity in a bottle.

Listening to...

Eating...

salads of all kinds. Sauvignon Blanc tastes very different depending on where the wine is made. New Zealand versions of SB are typically grassy with big bell pepper notes, whereas French versions are more refreshing and citrus driven.

Creamy Vegan Queso Dip