Sing Life?

The wine is a 2006 Cantavida Sauvignon Blanc. Cantavida? Literally I think that means “sing life.” Cantar is a verb that means “to sing” and “canta” is a conjugated form of the verb, meaning “he, she, or it sings.” So “Life Sings” or “Sing Life?” I guess it can also mean to gossip in Chile, so that could be it too, since this is a Chilean wine….who knows, enough Spanish Lesson for today!

I picked this bottle up at Total Wine for $6.99, it hails from the Central Coast of Chile, it had a plastic cork closure, and was 13.5% alcohol by volume.

The wine was very aromatic. This was one of my favorite bargains at Total Wine and will be finding its way into my rotation of everyday wines. On the nose there were lemons, limes, passionfruits and other tropical fruits. A fruit salad in a glass! Not to mention the grapefruit. In the mouth, the wine was crisp with excellent acidity. The flavors showed lemons, so much grapefruit and green apples. I would certainly call this wine a refreshing palate cleanser and a pick-me-up for the hot, humid, VA summers.