Thursday, July 9, 2009

Viu Manent Secreto Sauvignon Blanc 2008

According to the bottle, Viu Manent is a family owned winery in Chile that has been in operation since 1935. This particular sauvignon blanc comes from San Carlos, Cunaco in Colchagua Valley. It is made from 85% sauvignon blanc and 15% of other grapes, which the vintner keeps as a secret. Secreto has a golden color with soft citrus, pear and melon aroma. The tropical fruit flavors of passion fruit, nectarine and kiwi transforms you into a vacation mood. There is a sharp acidity and a long finish. This is one of my wife's favorite Sauvingon Blancs, and ranks with the best from New Zealand. Great value wine that retails for about $10-$12. Nice pairing for appetizers or scallops and shellfish.

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