Wine of the Week: Luc Pirlet Sauvignon Blanc

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The great thing about moms (at least mine) is that sometimes, they buy you random stuff and give it to you at random times. Hence the subject of today's Wine of the Week - Luc Pirlet Sauvignon Blanc. Thanks, Mom.

My mom, being the thoughtful lady she is, remembered that my favorite summer wines are Vinho Verdes and Sauvignon Blancs, because they're delightful to drink on the patio as you swat those giant Texas mosquitoes away from your legs. Sauvignon Blanc is typically unoaked, crisp, refreshing and light on the palate, with notes of tropical fruit, herbs and other summery stuff. In my strange mind, I envision Sauvignon Blanc as a pasture full of light spring flowers and young grass, if that helps at all.

Luc Pirlet Sauvignon Blanc is super-acidic, and it gets your mouth watering after the first sip. This quality makes it a great pairing wine. This wine improves typical seafood, salads, fruits and cheeses - it could probably help shoe leather taste more appetizing. As far as fruit flavors go, the only thing I could get aside from the initial tartness would be a bit of citrus, unripe strawberries and a tiny bit of pineapple, and that was when I thought really, really hard about it.

So essentially, this wine has lots of acidity right from the get-go, a bit of effervescence to wake up your tongue, and a quick finish, with no lingering aftertaste. As far as Sauvignon Blancs go, this was not my favorite, but it was free, and that scores it some points in my book.

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