De Martino 2008 Legado Sauvignon Blanc

Legado Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Legado Sauvignon Blanc 2008

By Margaret Snook, December 26, 2008

Herbal and citrusy on the nose. Bright, fresh, crisp–even a bit spritzy–although that won’t last long. Juicy, juicy, juicy and seems just a tad sweet.

Great aperitif. Great with ceviche–ok, that’s a no brainer, but try it too with something shrimp-and-Thai (I’m thinking a Thai shrimp soup with coconut milk and lemon grass). This would also be good with salty foods- Serrano ham, blue cheese, anchovies (Caesar Salad) or fresh foods that are slightly bitter, such as an arugula salad with bits of crisp bacon, blue cheese and strawberries.

A great choice for a Chilean dish would be a green bean and carrot tortilla… forget the Mexican bread… in Chile a tortilla is made Spanish style with egg (like a frittata), cooked til set in a skillet, flipped, and cooked til set on the last side then slid out of the pan onto a serving platter.

Denomination of Origin: Casablanca Valley
Winemaker: Marcelo Retamal

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3 responses to “De Martino 2008 Legado Sauvignon Blanc

  1. Vamos a probarlo. Subí un nuevo tema a http://www.vinosycopas.com donde la gente cuenta que bebe cuando bebe y ahí están tus vinos y los varios personajes más.

    Saludos
    Juan Ernesto

  2. What is your favorite boxed wine to drink (red)? or from a chuica?

  3. Margaret

    ha-ha-ha… is it possible to call one a “favorite”? I try to avoid the stuff unless it’s a case of making fruit punch in summer or “vino navegado” (Chilean mulled wine) in the winter. Even the best is way too sweet for me.
    The first edition of my wine guide, Vinos para Todos, included box wines. Of the reds we tasted, the best were Bodega Uno and Santa Rita’s 120 Cabernet Sauvignon. Both were sweet, simple, and really cheap. But once was definitely enough…

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