And now for our first ever installment of our monthly feature, Best Wine On Little Dime. My goal for this series will be to help you all explore a new wine grape variety or region on the cheap. I’m setting a VERY strict $10 price limit, which will be a good challenge, as it will allow us to explore more wines more economically.
For my first value pick of the month I decided to look for a good example of the grape variety Sauvignon Blanc, since my wine region featured this month was Sancerre, the home of this grape. Unfortunately, I can’t find a Sancerre in that price range anywhere. So I decided to look to the second most famous Sauvignon Blanc home: New Zealand!
So without further fanfare, my recommendation to you is: Matua Sauvignon Blanc 2008, from Marlborough, New Zealand.
Why? It smells like pears, tastes a bit like apples, has a really nice, long finish, and will pair wonderfully with almost any fish or non-spicy vegetarian meal you throw at it. Try it, enjoy it, and then tell me how much you liked it.
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