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No So-So Sauvignon Blanc – Care to Pair With Pasta?

New Zealand has made its mark in the wine world with its signature Sauvignon Blanc white wines. In the four corners of the world, this Kiwi grown grape continues to garner a huge following as it ticks off the boxes that today’s consumer is looking for. Even producers in the grape’s ancestral homeland, the Loire River Valley of France, are taking notice. White Cliff Winery took it’s name from the majestic white cliffs that rise out of the river bordering their original vineyard site in Hawke’s Bay, North Island, New Zealand. Breathtaking and beautiful they captured the feeling of White Cliff’s collection of wines. This Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from their premium vineyards located in the Marlborough region located at the north end at the South Island. Very dry with floral notes of gooseberry, kiwi, grapefruit and honeydew melon, the finish is long and crisp. Looking for an extremely easy-to-prepare, tasty pairing? One of our house favourites is fusilli pasta tossed with Classico brand pesto, readily available in most grocery chains. This crushed fresh basil, olive oil and garlic mixture will bring out the best of any pasta dish. To add some colour, toss in sliced marinated black olives and then spread grated parmesan liberally on top. Truly a kitchen creation with Kiwi collaboration. You betcha mate!  Drop by your local LCBO store and pick up a bottle or two.


2022 White Cliff Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc #610972, $18.00