TURTON WINES & THE SLAUGHTERED HOUSE

Tastings from Our House to Your Home
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Before starting check out these links to help you get the most from your home tasting:
TIPS BEFORE YOU SIP
THE 5'S
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INTRODUCTION TO SAUVIGNON BLANC

Sauvignon blanc is a green-skinned grape variety  that originates from the Bordeaux region of France but is planted in many of the world's wine regions, producing a crisp, dry, and refreshing white varietal wine. The flavour of the wine can vary depending on the climate of the area in which it is grown from aggressively grassy to sweetly tropical. Typically, Gooseberry, fresh cut grass, passionfruit, citrus, fresh apple.

In cooler climates, the grape tends to produce wines with noticeable acidity and "green flavours" of grass, green bell peppers and nettles with some tropical fruit (such as passion fruit) and floral (such as elderflower) notes. In warmer climates, it can develop more tropical fruit notes but risk losing a lot of aromatics from over-ripeness, leaving only slight grapefruit and tree fruit (such as peach) notes.

France, Germany, Italy, Central Europe (Old World), Australia, New Zealand, Chile, South Africa, Argentina, USA (New World) all produce Sauvignon Blanc wine. 

The wine is usually consumed young, as it does not particularly benefit from aging, as varietal Sauvignon blanc tend to develop vegetal aromas reminiscent of peas and asparagus  with extended aging.

Sauvignon blanc can be influenced by decisions in the winemaking process. Such as skin contact with the must either for all the must or lesser amounts for later blending purposes.

Predictably, sauvignon blanc is excellent with many artisanal cheeses, but its favourites tend to be brick, Cheddar, Gouda, Havarti, Monterey Jack, Muenster, Parmesan, and Swiss and other alpine-style cheeses

 Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Grape

 

THE WINES

Click the wines below to be taken to the wine product page online and full description and tasting notes for each wine:

This produces a fresh, fragrant and fruity Prosecco with gentle aromas of pear and apple. Pale lemon in appearance, on the palate it is off-dry with the hint of sweetness it retains,  with lively bubbles and an attractively crisp finish. Try with light canapes, antipasti, shellfish or soft mild cheeses. 
A crisp and zesty white with aromas of lemon grass, gooseberry and guava. The herbaceous palate is characterised by citrus, tinned peas, elegant notes of honey and a refreshing mineral backbone. Try with light fish and seafood dishes, asparagus, and goats cheese. 
Badajo shows a lovely light lemon colour with aromas of citrus, grapefruit, white peach and subtle cut grass and herbal tea. The textured yet delicate palate adds crisp apple and a hint of papaya, balanced by excellent minerality and citrus tang.  Shellfish, vegetable dishes or goats cheese.
a very aromatic wine with exotic notes of mango, passionfruit, guava balancing citrus notes of grapefruit and lime. The palate is deliciously refreshing with full flavours, satisfying mouthfeel and crisp acidity. Try with goats cheese and crusty bread, chicken salad, sushi platters or Thai curries.
 

A vegan-friendly wine made with a blend of hand picked and machine harvested grapes, carefully crafted for greater length. Aromas of guava, melon, gooseberry, and fresh herbs, with stonefruit, passionfruit and citrus following on the palate. Bright, vibrant and juicy with concentration and purity. Try with grilled fish, seafood pasta, creamy risottos or goats cheese.