So you’re wanting to buy a white wine and with so many varieties from several countries how do you choose? Today I’m showcasing 3 whites from Australia.
1. Lindeman’s Bin 95 Sauvignon Blanc 2010 – South Eastern Australia ♦ ♦
A good introductory wine for non wine enthusiasts. Light, crisp, and dry with a hint of tropical fruit. Serve ice cold especially on a hot day with grapes and brie. Personally I would not buy again as I enjoy bolder flavours and aromas.
Alcohol content: 9.5%
2. Fifth Leg Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2011 – Western Australia ♦ ♦ ♦
I’ve bought this wine previously. Very dry with a dandelion-like aroma, it speaks gooseberry and passion fruit on my palate. Fifth Leg winery has an interesting history and would make a great ‘break the ice’ piece at a dinner party. Pairs well with chicken and fish.
Alcohol content: 12.5%
3. Evans & Tate Classic Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2010 – Western Australia ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
This wine is my favorite of the three and I will buy more. Crisp, refreshing, dry, and smooth; this white boasts an aroma of lychee, green apple, and a hint of slate. And to the palate, I tasted mango and baked apple. Pairs well with light pasta and seafood dishes. Overall an excellent value for the dollar.
Alcohol content: 13%
Where to buy: Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority and Fifth Leg can also be bought at Cava Secreta