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Sauvignon blanc
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Sauvignon blanc

AOC Uetikon, Weingut Erich Meier, 2018

750 ml
CHF 28.–
Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Producer: Weingut Erich Meier
Origin: Switzerland / Ostschweiz / Zürich
CHF 28.–
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Article nr. 10152718
Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Producer: Weingut Erich Meier
Origin: Switzerland / Ostschweiz / Zürich

Description

Precise aromas of elderflower, nettles, broom, hawthorn and blackcurrant. Smooth mouthfeel with a pulpy fruitiness backed by a dynamic freshness. Lively, harmonious finish. Good ageing potential thanks to its concentration and acidity.

Attributes

Origin: Switzerland / Ostschweiz / Zürich
Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Maturity: 1 to 3 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Drinking suggestion: Oysters, Giant crevettes, grilled langoustines, Mushroom ragout
Vinification: short must fermentation, soft pressing
Harvest: hand-picking
Maturation: in steel tank, bâtonnage, short cultivation
Bottling: filtration
Volume: 12.5 %
Countries

Switzerland

Switzerland – A small country with enormous diversity

Switzerland is famous for its banks, watches, and cheese, but not necessarily for its wine. The Swiss didn't invent wine, but they have been extremely open and curious to it. Wine culture arrived in what is now modern Switzerland via several routes: from Marseilles to Lake Geneva and the Lower Valais region; from the Aosta Valley through the Great St. Bernard Pass to the rest of Valais; from the Rhone through Burgundy, across the Jura Mountains to Lake Constance; and from Lombardy to Ticino, and then on to Grisons.

Regions

Ostschweiz

Eastern Switzerland: an intriguing puzzle

Eastern Switzerland has long been positioned on the northern rim of the climate zone where the cultivation of popular Swiss varieties is possible. Due to a warming climate, the vineyards of Aargau, Zurich, Schaffhausen, Thurgau and Graubünden are now in the zone where varieties such as Müller-Thurgau or Pinot Noir succeed excellently. But even long-established, almost-forgotten varieties such as Elbling, Räuschling and Completer are experiencing a renaissance.

Subregions

Zürich

Zurich: On the way to the top

With a cultivated area of 620 hectares, Zurich is the largest wine-producing canton in German-speaking Switzerland. The potential is great at prime locations on Lake Zurich and in the various river valleys. It is no surprise that a steadily increasing number of top wines are vinified here. The major variety is Pinot Noir. But white varieties also exceed exquisitely, such as Müller-Thurgau and the long-established Räuschling, as well as international varieties like Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The wine-producing canton of Zurich is currently experiencing the most sustained upswing in quality in its history.

Producers

Weingut Erich Meier

Erich Meier ist experimentierfreudig, innovativ, eigenständig und hat ein gutes Gespür für Trends. Manchmal arbeitet er Tag und Nacht, bis der Wein seine Vollendung erreicht hat – und seinem Qualitätsanspruch gerecht wird. Bei der Kelterung gehört er zu den Trendsettern, bei den Reben dagegen setzt er auf die alten, seit Jahrzehnten bewährten Sorten, die am Zürichsee optimal gedeihen. So kreiert Erich Meier in Uetikon am See fruchtige, charaktervolle Weine auf höchstem Niveau – und gibt damit dem Zürichsee-Wein eine neue Dimension, die Fachleute und Weinliebhaber gleichermassen überzeugt.

Grape varieties

Sauvignon Blanc

The Sauvignon blanc can be recognized with your eyes closed. Its typical bouquet is marked by green notes: freshly cut grass, tomato bunches, gooseberry. Citrus fruits, cassis and flint join into the mix. In warmer latitudes it also shows exotic aromas, such as passion fruit. Its acidity is decidedly lively. In all likelihood, it comes from the Loire Valley, where it is vinified in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre in its purest form: varietally, and without timber. In the 18th century, it found its way to Bordeaux. Ambitious producers assemble it there with Sémillon into substantial whites, which are aged in oak barrels. The Sauvignon blanc has been a sensational success in the past 20 years in New Zealand. With its refreshing sweet-and-sour style, winemakers from down under have conquered the world. The rich Sauvignons from Styria and crisp examples of South Tyrol and Friuli are worth mentioning as well. It pairs with anything from the sea. Or do it like they do on the Loire, and enjoy it with goat cheese.

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