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Blue Coast Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Due to yet another steamy evening I was fancying a refreshing, cool glass, so I headed to the fridge and gave a pour to Blue Coast Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2010. Labeled a “Pays d’Oc”, it was produced in Languedoc Roussillon. Nearly 1500 producers adhering to strict guarantees of quality and traceability make up the trade union of cooperative wineries and wine merchants within Vin de Pays d’Oc. Vin de Pays translates to “country wine”. It falls in between the lower table wine [Vin de table], and below AOC  [Appellation d’origine controlee] classifications. The winegrower is also a member of the Protect the Planet consortium, where the focus is on respect for the environment, sustainable methods and ecological balance. [Check out their site for details on the strides they are making in sustainable viticulture protectplanet.eu]

Pale straw in colour, aromas of damp grass and traces of orange blossom rested leisurely in the glass. Light fruit flavours of apricot and melon mingled in the light body. Citrus zest elements comprised the zippy finish. Although easy drinking and not unpleasant, the faint and rather muddled flavours make this an uninspiring glass.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Pays d’Oc [Languedoc Roussillon]
Produced and Bottled by ADJ AF-11300-France
12.5% Alcohol
Drinking thru 2013

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