MadFish Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon ($13.99)
From the producer:
"From the southwest of Western Australia, the pairing of these two famous
grape varieties has, over time, evolved into the region’s signature white wine -nobody does it better! The success of this wine is driven by the diverse contribution each variety brings to the blend. Sauvignon is the star of the show. Upfront, fresh, lovely, highly aromatic, very showy. Semillon on the other hand is all about weight and viscosity, length and structure. The more reserved character, behind the scene, holding the show together.
Sauvignon Blanc 71% Semillon 29%
A flood of intense fruits lift from the glass as guava, black currant and gooseberry mingle with custard apple, cantaloupe, sweet herbs and citrus zest. The palate offers bright and intense fruit flavours, a lovely lemon butter richness and a long refreshing citrus acidity to finish.
This racy vibrant blend is the essence of everything good about Western Australia and our special coastal vineyards. Two great grapes harmoniously combined to produce a riotously fresh, fragrant and friendly wine."
This is a fruity, zesty, refreshing wine that is sure to please the crowd. The Sauvignon Blanc shines through, but the Semillon cuts the acidity a bit, so it's a little more mellow that a straight Sauv Blanc. This will be a great summer wine.
Wines of Illyria Plavac Mali ($20.99)
Bosnia & Herzegovina
From the producer:
"This wine is made of 100% Plavac Mali, a grape variety of the Herzegovina wine region which has a Mediterranean climate and a limestone rich soil. This very tasty and elegant wine exhibits ripe pomegranate, plum and almonds, currants, and other dark red fruit flavors. Authentic, pure and very well balanced, with wonderful tannin and acidity integration. A lovely wine to pair with vegetarian dishes."
Let's get this out of the way: Plah-vatz Mah-lee.
This wine is from the same company that makes the Stone Cuvee that we tasted last week. This is also an indigenous grape, but one that is a little more well-known. One of Palvac Mali's parent grapes is Zinfandel, and the wine produced from it shares a dark fruit flavor profile. There is also mild spice and richness on the palate. I think this is a very elegant and interesting red.