Saturday, 20 October 2007

La Serre 2006 Sauvignon Blanc - defining modern France

At least that's what it says on the label.

It's Saturday night and friends we haven't seen since leaving NZ arrive for a flying visit, a visit that coincides with the Scotland v NZ game in the Rugby World Cup.
We choose a small restaurant on the Lothian Road that appears to provide every type of eastern promise......Japanese, Chinese, Malaysian...........I'm surprised that a Riesling isn't on the wine list, a great match for this type of food.
At £12.95 a bottle La Serre is cheap but I wouldn't say cheerful, more quite happy.
Originating from Southern France it's not too green and is quite different to the NZ SBs our guests are used to.
We catch up on news and gossip from NZ and predict the scores for tomorrow's match, all in all a great evening. We are last to leave the restaurant and head home amongst the loud and vibrant party goers of the city.

Tasting notes:
It's not a powerful on the nose but you can detect subtle ripe white fruits.
On the palate it's dry but not tart with a hint grass but powerful white fruits such as pear and melon.