Fall’s changing leaves this year remind me of the beautiful weather I had in Chile in the early spring this year (our spring is their fall). The weather always makes me want to hunker down, indulge in a great book, and sip a delicious wine. In honour of my nostalgia, I wanted to present you with one of my favourite Chilean wines, Montes Sauvignon Blanc. You can buy it here.
Whenever I’m drinking a wine from a certain region, I try to pair it with food that I tried there, or recipes that I think reflect the culture. When in Chile, I ate a lot of fresh seafood, so I would recommend this with crab and grilled salmon. As well, I think it would go really well with chicken fajitas topped with roasted peppers and a little bit of cheese. In Chile, cheese was aplenty so don’t be afraid to add it to seafood!
When you taste this wine, it’s clear that it is made without oak: it’s zesty and fresh. An immediate hit of tropical fruit, it has a typical Sauvignon Blanc acidity, meaning you’ll feel your mouth rush with flavour. Flavourful and bright, it’s a great wine for a sunny fall day.