Vina Maipo Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2005

By | July 7, 2006

No World Cup tonight so I’ll relax with a wine from a team we’ve missed this year, Chile. Vina Maipo has been acquired by Concha y Toro, who are doing some pretty good things in Chile.

A nasty plastic closure is depressing, but the wine is clear and bright, it’s a pale yellowish green. It smells fresh, fruity and just a little of elderflower blossom. There’s gooseberries and a light spiciness.

The Vina Maipo Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2005 is very dry with a tingly crisp acidity. It has a medium body, with quite a bit of minerality coming through. There’s gooseberries, but a cat hasn’t pee’d on them, they’ve been sitting in the fridge next to a bowl of fruit salad and elderberry cordial.

The flavour lingers a little – this is good stuff for £4-5 at Sainsbury’s. It’s 12.5% alcohol and has juicy fruit making it easy, budget drinking.  I wouldn’t dream of paying the advertised full price, but I don’t imagine anyone ever has.

This is a great midweek wine, perfect with light pasta, salad, fishcakes, even a fish finger sandwich!

One thought on “Vina Maipo Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2005

  1. Jackie

    Thanks for the visit to my blog.

    Great blog you have. I love my wine and I am very happy with our local South African vintages but on occasion also enjoy Portuguese wines which are available here and not too pricey.

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