Sweeping Up the Competition

 

2019 Three Brooms Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand

Normally $17.50
*3 or More $15.50*

 

 

 

Good Morning Friends,

I often mention not to use generalizations when talking about wines.  However, I think one of the easiest ways to talk about Sauvignon Blanc is by putting them into a few general categories.  Largely speaking, Sauvignon Blancs can be divided into three main categories:  American, French, & New Zealand.  If we were to try and describe these in broad strokes, American SBs are usually dominated by citrus, particularly a grapefruit character.  The ones from the Loire Valley in France are ruled by the chalky soil and intense mineral aspects.  Lastly, the New Zealand versions tend to be very aromatic, particularly in an herbaceous sense.  They are full of fresh and dried herbs, & a distinct "freshly cut grass" note.  Again, this does not always apply to each and every Sauvignon Blanc in the world, but it's a primer on how to understand the grape.  

The Three Brooms Sauvignon Blanc is a pretty quintessential example of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.  Despite what I said above, one of my rules when it comes to purchasing Sauvignon Blanc is that even though a wine should display touches of it's unique style & terroir, it still has to be balanced.  We can't do grapefruit bombs from California, nor herb gardens from New Zealand.  I believe that this wine checks all the boxes to be a perfectly enjoyable, refreshing wine for your to enjoy in the Summer heat.

Cheers!
-Ben

 

 

 

 

 

 

MySomm Tasting Notes:

"The aromatic nose shows some fresh basil & thyme, lemon/lime citrus, a touch of passionfruit, melon, & a bit of gooseberry.  All of the components create a very balanced Sauvignon Blanc, with no one aspect dominating the others.  The wine does spend some time aging on the lees, which adds a layer of richness and weight to the palate.  The medium+ bodied palate displays flavors of of Kiwi fruit and green apple over fresh dill & lime zest.  The finish has a very unique and delicate hint of white pepper to accompany all of the other exotic flavors.  It's crisp and zesty, very refreshing, and a great accompaniment to any dishes that feature asparagus, one fo the hardest foods with which to pair wine.  Drink Now!"