This Weekend's Pick

Momo Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Momo Sauvignon Blanc 2016

The organic wine movement is in full swing, benefitting the environment and wine drinkers alike. The next step, in a way, is vegan wine, but what makes a wine vegan? Most wines actually use animal products as a method of clarifying or fining. Egg whites are a common method, as is isinglass (a fish protein), and other animal proteins. Vegan-friendly wines, like Momo Sauvignon Blanc 2016, use substitutes like bentonite (volcanic clay) or activated charcoal to clarify their wines, keeping animals out of the process. Oh, Momo wines also happen to be organic, another plus for this week’s wine!

Tasting Note: Momo Sauvignon Blanc 2016 bursts out of the glass with tropical fruit and citrus, along with the herbaceous signature New Zealand puts on this grape.  With a richer texture than you may expect, grapefruit and passionfruit layer over your taste buds and finish with refreshing acidity.

Enjoy With: Seafood (mussels anyone?), but it also happily pairs with goat’s cheese, chicken picatta, vegetable dishes and salads, or just a refreshing sip by itself.

Style: A dry, medium-bodied and crisp white wine.

Terroir / Region: Marlborough, New Zealand has climbed to fame over the last 30 years and Sauvignon Blanc has been its vehicle. It won the world over with its expression of super-clean, overtly fruity and easy to enjoy Sauvignon, creating a new style and making it one of the most prominent wines in the world. Cheers to that!

Producer: Momo wines are named using the Maori word for ‘offspring’ because they are the children (so to say) of Michael Seresin of Seresin Wines. Now, when Michael finishes his day job in the film industry shooting movies like “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and “Gravity”, he is able to engage in his passion for food-friendly wines made in the most natural way possible at Seresin.

Availability: Momo Sauvignon Blanc 2016 will be released into the Vintages section of your local LCBO and for online ordering on Saturday October 13, however, some stores may already have it on the shelf. A perfect pick for any lover of Organic wine, Vegan wine, Sauvignon Blanc, white wine, or wine, period! Or, if you prefer reds, the Momo Pinot Noir was released a few weeks ago!

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Price: $19.95

LCBO#: 009167

Sizes: 750mL

13.5% alc./vol.