Tabernero, Blanco de Blancos, Chincha Valley
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Tabernero, Blanco de Blancos, Chincha Valley - 2018

Item # 12390 750mL
$12.96/ Single Bottle
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$155.52 $139.97/ Case of 12

Tasting Notes

You've been looking for Peruvian wines haven't you? Simple formula: look towards the unconventional to find excellent value. This white wine is no exception to this rule. A blend of Chenin Blanc, with Sauvignon Blanc and some Chardonnay. Dry, clean and fresh, medium bodied with ripe pineapple, and a melange of exotic fruits.

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Staff Pick Notes

I took Tabernero Blanco to a family dinner a few weeks ago. The main dish was shrimp scampi slowly cooked with white onions, garlic, chopped basil, and olive oil, served with spaghetti. It was a perfect combination. There were some other wines at the table, but, whoever was having shrimp scampi was attracted to this clean, fresh, and dry white wine. This wine is a blend of Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay. Well-balanced and well-structured, with very light fruit and subtle herbal notes, this wine really made an impression on this group of people, all of whom were asking me where to get it. I was keeping a few bottles for occasions like this, but one day I could not help myself; I opened a bottle of this wine and I was surprised again how easy going it was by itself.


Astor's Glossary of Terms

Sauvignon Blanc

Few varietals have spawned as bizarre a list of descriptors as Sauvignon Blanc. Believe it or not, “cat pee” is in fact a complimentary tasting note, associated with some of the best bottlings. (It’s a somewhat odd way of pointing out herbaceousness in the wine.) Cat pee aside, Sauvignon Blanc (sometimes called "Fumé Blanc" in California) is a bit of a chameleon in terms of style, and quite...

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From Champagne to Chablis, it's hard (not to mention unpleasant) to avoid this famous white variety. During a huge popularity surge beginning in the late 1980s, Chardonnay plantings have increased dramatically -- not only in California's wine country, with which the variety is nearly synonymous, but also in Burgundy (its original, Old World home) and just about everywhere else in the winemaking...

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Chenin Blanc

A versatile grape that is grown worldwide, but is most commonly associated with the Loire, California, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. It produces just about any type of wine you can think of: ageworthy dessert wines; delicious, honeyed dry whites; sparklers; and even bases for fortified wines and spirits. These days, one of the most exciting stories is in South Africa, where newly...

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