I was talking with a friend the other day about the descriptors people use for wine and he was amused by “grass” as an aroma in wine. And while it may strike some as funny, it’s a very real thing.
Sauvignon blanc often demonstrates this grassy aroma and it comes from some very specific chemicals. If you’re interested you can google the names of those chemicals, but unless you’re a scientist I assure you those names will be meaningless to you.
I do like a little bit of grassiness to sauvignon blanc, but not too much. Like many sauvignon blancs from New Zealand, this one from Mud House certainly has a good bit of it.
Cut grass and green pepper dominate the nose of this wine, although it also reveals some grapefruit and pineapple aromas. The palate is tangy, offering grapefruit, lemon, granny smith apple and salty minerals. The acidity is good and the mouthfeel is crisp. It finishes with salty citrus flavors.
Wine: Mud House, Sauvignon Blanc
Varieties: Sauvignon blanc
Average price: $12.00
Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.
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