This Weekend's Pick

Wine of the Weekend

Babich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Another long weekend is upon us and it’s time to celebrate in style with a sophisticated yet approachable white wine: Babich Sauvignon Blanc. Stock up and keep this clean, fresh Savvy flowing all weekend to impress the small intimate gatherings we will be having. (We are Canadian!! For the most part we’re following the guidelines for our regions and keeping each other safe).

Tasting Notes: This stylish Sauvignon Blanc has enticing aromas of lemongrass, apple, gooseberries and spice on the nose. The palate is mouthwateringly refreshing with a perfect balance between sweet tropical fruit and zesty citrus flavours. Its medium-body has a long persistent finish that is bright and very pleasant. This is an excellent example of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Enjoy With: Summer salads and grilled seafood.

Style: 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 was 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. Recognizing Marlborough’s potential, they planted vines in the region and in 2013 opened a state-of-the-art winery near Blenheim.

Availability: Babich Sauvignon Blanc 2019 is available in the New Zealand section of your local LCBO and for online ordering. Making it even more enticing, you can save $2.00 on every bottle until August 9.

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Price: $15.95 Was $17.95 Save $2.00 until August 9, 2020

LCBO#: 620054

Size: 750mL

Alcohol Content: 13.0% alc./vol.