Reach for Sauvignon Blanc when there’s asparagus on your plate, or tomatoes, goat cheese, leafy, herbal salads or Thai foods.
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc (VINTAGES ESSENTIALS 304469, $35.95) is the iconic wine that first put New Zealand Sauvignon on the world’s wine map, astonishing connoisseurs with the vibrant intensity of its fruit. It’s still a special treat, tight, racy and sophisticatedly multi-dimensional with layered aromas of lemon, gooseberry and hay.
Many Sauvignons in the New (and Old) World try to imitate the Marlborough style—not Château des Charmes Sauvignon Blanc
VQA (LCBO 391300, $14.95) from Niagara. The inspiration for this wine has more to do with the Loire. Sophisticatedly understated, it’s crisp, dry, balanced and light on its feet, with a bouquet of citrus and grass—a refreshing taste of summer any time of the year.