Monte Xanic Vina Kristel Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2001 Front Label
Monte Xanic Vina Kristel Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2001 Front Label

Monte Xanic Vina Kristel Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2001

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    Winemaker Notes

    This Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon coupage is a brilliantly transparent, pale yellow wine, with complex aromas of tropical fruits, such as melon and leechi and secondary notes of oak, caramel and butter. On the palate the wine is dry, light-bodied with a pleasant acidity.

    This very versatile wine goes well with poultry as well as seafood, especially oysters and shrimp. Its pleasant freshness makes it a good complement for spicy cuisine, such as Mexican, Chinese and Thai dishes.

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    LAU247061_2001 Item# 60047

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