Reading My Mind

*Disclaimer: The owner of Branford Wine and Spirits gave this wine to my dad for me to try. I’m not sure that even counts as a sample but whatever, here’s the disclosure.

Jay of Branford Wine & Spirits must have been reading my mind when he picked out this bottle to give to my dad for my visit. I have really just been in such a Sauvigon Blanc mood lately and fresh off the Wines of Argentina Twitter Taste Lives, I was happy to try yet another Argentinian Sauvignon Blanc. We opened the 2007 Altosur Sauvignon Blanc after dinner. It had a screw cap closure, clocked in at 13% alcohol by volume, and I see it retails for around $11.

On the nose I got grapefruit, flowers, banana, lemon, and tart citrus.  In the mouth more citrus, lemon, grapefruit, spice, and tropical notes. While the wine was crisp, I find the style to be different than New Zealand and it would probably appeal to those who think New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is too tart.