December 17th, 2008 – by: Africancrab
Who says we canâ€™t have a White Christmas in Tucson? We met at Catavinos where Yvonne featured white wines with a Holiday theme. We tasted six different white wines ranging from $11.99 to 13.99. MUSCADET SEVRE ET MAINE (Chateau La Sablette - Made in Melon de Bourgogne, France). 100% Melon de bourgogne. Aromas and flavors of flinty lemon peel, hummus and yeast. Very minerally.
SAUVIGNON BLANC (LaPlaya winery - Made in Limali Valley, Chile). 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Aromas of grass and floral notes. Flavors of lemon, and lime with nice acidity and a medium bodied finish.
CASA VIVA CHARDONNAY (Casa Del Bosque - Made in Santiago, Chile).
100% Chardonnay. Elegant peach, melon, vanilla aromas with a touch of apricot.
"MI AMIGO" FINCA PASION from Mendoza, Argentina. 100% Torrontes. Flavors of Citrus f ruits and orange zest with a light body
"SWANKY WHITE" from Sonoma, California. A mix of Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Mucat Canelli and Chenin Blanc. Aromas of apricots, peaches, lavender and Orchid blossoms. Flavors of fresh lime, apples, grapefruit and lemon grass.
"BON BON" from Adelaide Hills in Australia. 100% Shiraz. Flavors and aromas of cherries, strawberries, fresh fruit with some sweet caramel notes.
I'm not a white wine drinker and since I was seriously medicated, I ended up not drinking any of the wines tasted this night. I tasted a little Red wine: Primavera - Vinho Tinto red wine from Portugal. I must confess this is the first wine from Portugal I have tasted and I was pleasantly surprised. I will try more of the Portuguese wines and see how much I like them. In the mean time I have taken an acute liking to Chile and Australian wines.