Added by Phil Hude, written by Jeni Port | Tuesday, 22 December 2009 | no comments | votes: 0 | score: 0
Suffering from a sav-alanche of New Zealand sauvignon blanc, the guys at
Armadale Cellars are fighting back with a terrific bargain from the home of
the grape, France's Loire Valley. They are offering the 2008 Levin
Sauvignon Blanc at just $19.95; it's normally about $25.
David Levin is well known in British food and wine circles as the man
behind the Capital Hotel in London. His winery in France is also well known
for being shipped directly to Australia (it was relocated by Australian
workers) and using an Australian-trained French winemaker. Levin likes New
World wine making but his wines remain resolutely French. His sauvignon
blanc has a striking herbal scent and a thread of wild herb flavour, with a
touch of honeysuckle and spring flower. Its hallmark is alwast strong
minerality. It's definitely more Sancerre than Cloudy Bay and is an
exceptional wine with food.
Armadale Cellars Price: $19.95 per bottle or $18.35 per bottle case rate.