Sauvignon Blanc ‘Eggo Blanc de Cal’, Tupungato, Mendoza, Zorzal
A 100% Sauvignon Blanc from Argentina. Zorzal is a boutique winery that opened in 2008 at the highest point of the Uco Valley. Why are high vineyards important? Up high in the Uco Valley you get a lot of sunshine but it’s also cool. Because it’s cooler the grapes take a longer time to ripen on the vine, often referred to as ‘hang time’. Think of it like slow roasting some beef, the flavours develop over a longer period of time and are therefore much more concentrated than a quick flash fry! But most importantly it tastes amazing! A lovely clean citrus note with a bit of grassiness but with more body than the usual stuff. The winemaker describes it as having a ‘strong struck-flint mineral intensity’, which is a bit flowery but having tasted the wine we think they are talking about the slight smoky flavour on the finish that adds some wonderful complexity.
Food Pairing – pretty much all Greek food. Salads with asparagus, pea shoots, green peppers or herbs also work.