Quinto Sauvignon Blanc 2012

March 31, 2013 at 4:28 am

quinto-savignon-blanc_drunk-housekeepingWine Review

Wine Region: Valle de Uco – Tupungato* (Argentina)

Wine Type: Sauvignon Blanc

Price: $19.94

Rating: 7 out of 10 stars

Notes: Dry, Cut Green Grass, Pineapple, Edgy

K: This was my favorite of this month’s wine tastings at Spec’s. Its strongly acidic without being bitter. Its very clean and there’s a note of tropical fruit – pineapple maybe – that’s not sweet, it’s delicious and dry.

C: It’s really exceedingly clean, and it doesn’t have much of a nose. It is very bright. Lots of acidity and intensity.

K: It would be great in the jam-wine. Opposite something like a marmalade where the sweetness of the marmalade would offset the dry acidity.

K: As it warms up its less acidic and slightly sweeter. You can taste the minerality more too.

C: And that citrus is really taking over. I think i liked it colder, it was really restrained. I also taste a tiny bit of asparagus.

K: Its really nice to taste a wine that’s that clean and acidic without the sulfur odor that we identify as cat pee. Although i would never pair it with an acidic fruit like pineapple or kiwi, that could give you a real stomach ache.

K: Its a bit pricey at $20 though. It’s a solid wine for when you’re interested in splurging. I love the label too.

C: Yeah, it conveys a South American sensibility with a minimum of elements. Very elegant.

K: A little bit of gold, a little bit of a loose script, and a refined petroglyph.

* Valley de Uco is a viticultural region southwest of Mendoza, in Argentina. Situated along the Tunuy√°n River, the Uco Valley is widely considered one of the top wine regions in Mendoza, and all of Argentina. It’s got a poor calcerous soil, an extended growing season, and meltwater from the Andean peaks. These all combine to create highly developed wines with a great deal of clarity and minerality.