This Weekend's Pick

El Abuelo Organic Verdejo Sauvignon Blanc 2018

El Abuelo Organic Verdejo Sauvignon Blanc 2018

This weekend Nuit Blanche is taking over Toronto with free all-night art installations popping up across the city, so we’ll keep it blanche and we’ll do our best to keep it (almost) free this week. El Abuelo Organic Verdejo Sauvignon Blanc 2018 is the perfect blend of great quality and a great price. At just under $10, it’s the best bang for your organic wine buck in the LCBO, making it a great pick for the planet and your wallet.

Tasting Notes: El Abuelo Organic Verdejo Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of 65% Verdejo and 35% Sauvignon Blanc which merge into aromas and flavours of intense citrus, lime and tropical fruit, supported by refreshing acidity and a lingering finish.

Enjoy With: Richer styles of seafood and white meat such as grilled salmon, seared scallops, chicken dishes, rice dishes or simply on its own for its fresh, crisp style.

Style: A medium-bodied, fruity, white wine.

Terroir/Region: The Almansa region of Spain is a plain sloping from 1000m altitude down toward the ocean from the higher plains above. This allows wineries to take advantage of the higher altitudes where white grapes can build great flavour while maintaining freshness. Both are key elements to making white wine which comes through perfectly in El Abuelo Organic.

Producer: Bodegas Piqueras has been family-owned and operated since its founding over a century ago. The family has honoured the founder and ‘grandfather’ (‘El Abuelo’ en español) of the family, Luis Piqueras, whose picture is found on each bottle of El Abuelo Organic wine. Luis opened a small winery in 1915 to sell jug wine in the town and his children and grandchildren have taken it from there.

Availability: El Abuelo Verdejo Sauvignon Blanc 2018 can be found year-round in the Spain section of your local LCBO and is also available for online ordering. Pick up a bottle to make your nuit (and your wine) blanche, whether you’re heading out all night or staying in.

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Price: $9.95

LCBO#: #11586

Size: 750mL

Alcohol Content: 12.5% alc./vol.

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