This Weekend's Pick

Wine of the Weekend

Babich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Friday, August 5th is Oyster Day, but we like to make it a weekend-long event. The list of oysters to try is endless, so we’re picking Malpeque, Colville Bay, Kusshi and Royal Miyagi this year. Then there are the styles – raw, with hot sauce, smoked, Rockefeller… And then there are the wine pairings with Sauvignon Blanc leading the way. Babich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is the one we return to many times as the shells pile up. It’s our oyster standard!

Tasting Notes: This stylish Sauvignon Blanc has enticing aromas of lemongrass, apple, gooseberries and spice on the nose. The palate hits a perfect balance between tropical fruit and zesty citrus flavours. It’s the perfect chaser for your oysters!

Enjoy With: Oysters, mussels, summer salads with citrus vinaigrette, grilled fish, goat cheese, and herb roasted chicken and veggies.

Style: An aromatic and flavourful, dry white wine.

Terroir/Region: Sauvignon Blanc is New Zealand’s signature white grape and is widely planted in most major growing regions, but it is most closely associated with Marlborough where the soil and climatic conditions are perfectly suited for growing fruit with excellent intensity. A long sunny growing season comprised of hot days and cold nights develops aromas and flavours in the grapes that are unique to Marlborough.

Producer: The Babich family has been making wine in New Zealand for over 100 years. The original vineyard and winery were established on the North Island by Josip Babich and his three brothers. As new regions emerged, the family planted vines and built new wineries around the country and recognizing Marlborough’s potential, opened a state-of-the-art winery in the region.

AvailabilityBabich Sauvignon Blanc is available in the New Zealand section of your local LCBO and for online ordering. Stock up for Oyster Day Weekend while the wine is $2.00 off!

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Price: $18.05, Now: $16.05, Save $2.00 Until August 14, 2022

LCBO #: 620054

Size: 750 mL

Alcohol Content: 13% alc./vol.