Guess what? This is a Sauv Blanc! Fumé Blanc refers to the way this Sauvignon Blanc has been made – with the use of French oak barrels and aging on lees in the barrel.
I received this sample recently (thank you Taltarni Vineyards) and I figured today being International Sauv Blanc Day would be the perfect time to share it with you. Have you tried a Fumé Blanc before?
Firstly a big thank you to Narelle King the lead winemaker and owner of Tar & Roses and Modern Currency for sending this sample my way. This 2019 Pinot Grigio is made here in Victoria and I thought it’d be a nice accompaniment to pizza night.
A big thank you to Narelle King the lead winemaker and owner of Tar & Roses did sending this sample my way. I love to help spread the word on fabulous #womeninwine.
The Tar & Roses brand is in fact named after 2 of the signature characteristics of the Nebbiolo grape which originated from Italy.
We enjoyed this with a cheese and charcuterie platter. We actually had this type of dinner 3 nights in a row last week – I was definitely making up for 9+ months with soft cheese and cold meats.
This wine retails for $32 which you can buy via tarandroses.com.au
In the glass it’s a pale peach colour with glistening orange highlights. On the nose it made me think of berry yoghurt, with a bit of florals, a hint of sweet aniseed and refreshing orange citrus. While in the mouth it’s delicate yet flavoursome and elegant. A gorgeous rosé which I’d highly recommend trying especially if you love those South of France style rosés but want something a little different.
This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!