A luminescent pale straw hue nearly makes you salivate on its own, only to be outdone by gorgeous aromas of lime, kiwi and Asian pear with subtle notes of chamomile and a touch of exotic floral perfume. This continues on the palate with honeydew and passion fruit joining the crisp citrusy flavors, all carried beautifully by wonderful acidity for a long and satisfying finish. While light and refreshing, it offers enough body and length to be a good sipper both poolside as well as at the table.
Sauvignon Blanc offers a fun and dramatic example of wine and food coming together to make each other just that much better. Fruits de mer is a perfect place to start, from scallops, prawns, clams and mussels to just about any sushi, grilled whitefish or a nice petrale sole sautéed in butter, lemon and capers. A little spice also plays wonderfully well with SB, such as Thai, Vietnamese and Mexican fare. And for that warm evening out on the porch, a tomato basil panzanella or anything topped with a tropical fruit salsa will hit all the right notes.