Summer 2014 – Sauvignon Blanc

We asked ten of our wine shop assistants what they’re drinking this summer. They arrived at the theme and compiled their lists accordingly and thus it’s all very subjective. A personal top list, stemming from mutual experiences: originating from our weekly tastings, professional trips, indeed often from customers’ feedback. While it may be somewhat subjective, we’re also convinced it’s sufficiently professional.

Reszler CSaba

Csaba Reszler, Árkád

It can sometimes be engaging and intense like a tropical fruit cocktail or the Chilean football team, at other times it appears differently: accompanied by minerals and green herbs dressed up with French elegance. It doesn’t matter who votes for what, the main point is that people love recognisable and exciting things and SB is such. I’ve read recently that the idea of having a new flag occurred in New Zealand. The silver fern and the kiwi was among the first on the list of alternatives. I think a bottle of SB could also come into the picture, only that leading wineries should agree about whose label should be on the flag as a national symbol.

 

- Montes 2013: It attacks all the senses, explodes in the mouth in the form of green pepper and elderberry. Mango, gooseberry with lively acidity and a range of thirst-quenching tropical fruits.

- Cloudy Bay 2013: Minerals and elegance, cat pee with gooseberry and green pepper, beautifully complex with a touch of bitterness and long aftertaste.

- Mount Nelson 2013: It came, saw and conquered. It was a huge favourite at the tasting. Gooseberry and elderflower leaf, green pepper, citrusy sourness and cool mint.

- Matua 2013: Lime and white pepper, rich, yet not overpowering. Subtle bitterness with nettle and green pepper.

- Etyeki Kúria 2013: Rich, tropical flavours, elderberry, lime, long finish, explosive acidity. Linear, clean wine, wonderful varietal character, sweet touch on the finish.

- Pannonhalmi 2013: Flavoursome, juicy. Nettle and elderberry, with a hint of sweetness, a bit of mint and green pepper. Only the jazz is missing alongside.

- Petit Villebois 2013: Finally superb value from the French place of origin of the variety. Exciting, with nettle, green apple notes, lively acidity, light tropical fruit notes. One of the best for price to quality.