Tony Aspler’s Weekly Wine Pick: Errazuriz Sauvignon Blanc Don Max Reserva, 2011
By Tony Aspler
There are two distinct styles for Sauvignon Blanc: the crisply dry wines from the Loire Valley, with their tart, gooseberry character, and the fruitier, tropical flavours of New Zealand. This Chilean wine leans toward the latter. It has a nose of passion fruit and mango; it’s richly extracted, with herbaceous and mineral notes adding complexity to the sweet, almost creamy fruit. It finishes dry.
Food match: grilled fish, Caesar salad
$15.95, LCBO #273342
Tony Aspler is Post City’s wine columnist. He has written 14 books on wine and food and also created the Ontario Wine Awards. He can be heard on 680News.