Wapisa Sauvignon Blanc 2021
pink grapefruit, green apple, kaffir lime, starfruit, and wet stones
Though common in neighboring Chile, Sauvignon Blanc is seldom seen in Argentina, where most white wines are produced from colonial-era varieties such as Muscat and Torrontes. Patagonia is the sole exception, boasting cooler climates and the limestone soils that this variety craves in its native France. A collaborative effort between winemaker Fabian Valenzuela and wine consultant Jean-Claude Berrouet, this is a mineral-driven example of Sauvignon Blanc that Sancerre fans are sure to enjoy. It is also the only Wapisa wine that sees no malolactic conversion or barrel aging, instead resting in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks before bottling.
When you open this wine, you will want to serve it chilled, but not ice-cold, about 40-45 degrees Fahrenheit. Drink now through 2024 with seared scallops, chicken risotto, or fish tacos with avocado and lime.