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Wine of the Weekend

Babich Black Label Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Sauvignon Blanc Day is next Friday and we’re already shopping for it! There’s just something about spring and this grape that go so well together, especially this week with the sustainably made Babich Black Label Sauvignon Blanc coming back to LCBO shelves. All the fresh scents and flavours of Babich Black Label pair as well with the tulips and daffodils popping up as they do with springtime cuisine.

Tasting Notes: Babich’s Black Label Sauvignon Blanc is 100% estate Sauvignon Blanc, encapsulating the bright citrus, fleshy tropical fruit and herbal profile of the New Zealand style. Lively lemon, grapefruit, nectarine and passion fruit leap from the glass to your palate with great intensity, closing in a mouth-watering finish of minerality, herbal notes and lingering fruit.

Enjoy With: Seafood dishes like mussels, oysters and grilled shrimp, or a chicken dish such as mild chicken korma with crispy poppadoms. Herb-rubbed goat cheese and baguette is another classic pairing.

Style: A dry, crisp, fruity white wine.

Terroir/Region: Marlborough, New Zealand was the region that revolutionized Sauvignon Blanc. From the mid-1980s, NZ SB began winning international wine awards and gaining recognition. By the time the global wine community was off its Pinot Grigio kick and ready for something more flavourful, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc was ready and waiting.

Producer: We think of New Zealand as relatively new to the global wine stage, but Babich has been at it for over 100 years! The family has progressed over those years to have access to fantastic vineyards, many of which are estate (family) owned, like those used for Black Label. The insider knowledge they have is unparalleled in the region, and you can taste it in your first sip!

Availability: Babich Black Label Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is available in the Vintages section of your local LCBO or available for online ordering. Grab your bottle for Sauvignon Blanc Day, and if Mom is a fan of Sauvignon Blanc grab another! Mother’s Day is coming up too!

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Price: $19.95

LCBO #: 9142

Size: 750 mL

Alcohol Content: 13.0% alc./vol.