A much richer style of sauvignon blanc than the popular New Zealand style. Creamy, with tropical fruit and a touch of pistachio and resin with a soft mineral acidity makes this a really pleasant budget option. I met Chilcas winemaker Camilio Viani last year. He talked about all the good work done in conjunction with their recent re-launch through owner Via Wines. They look at social sustainability as well and I hope they continue to step it up. Would love to see a broader range at my local store, and definitely try the pricier bottlings! (I tried the 2011)
Location: Stockholm, AB
Five fantastic organic white wines
There are so many fantastic organic wines out there - don't get stuck thinking "organic" means cheap, simple wines called "Green Planet" or the like. Some of the best wines in the world are organic or biodynamic though not all are certified. After posting a few red favorites and a list of great organic champagne, here comes my list for five lovely whites I've tasted in the past few weeks. Happy sipping!
(PS that's me and my sister on the cover pic. She's crazy and drinks anything but so much fun. We are hoping to do a wine travel series one of these days, to follow in our father's TV-host footsteps. Any contacts you have and wish to share, send me a message!)