WINE FOR THE ASPARAGUS SEASON – TWO SIDES OF SAUVIGNON
Sauvignon Blanc is associated with asparagus because of its herbaceous, green grass personality. And because its high energy feels spring-like, as with the vegetable. But with so many different styles of Sauvignon on the market, how do you choose the ‘perfect’ asparagus partner? I suggest that you choose for ‘your’ taste!
Errazuriz is the perfect mid-range Sauvignon Blanc. Almost reserved, almost elegant – would not alarm people who are scared by Sauvignon. Certainly more delicate than my NZ recommendation. A really good, dry white wine for refreshment or in the early evening slot. I drink lots of it.
Stoneleigh is the wine equivalent of heavy metal music. High volume, high energy – the lets get going feeling. Could not be more spring-like. Stoneleigh has been on my Sauvignon charts for over a decade – a model of consistency, and a great ambassador for NZ Sauvignons. Take a walk on the wild side.
ERRAZURIZ 13 Sauvignon Blanc ‘Reserve’, Chile 263574 $12.95
STONELEIGH 13 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 293043 $15.95