100% Sauvignon Blanc from France. SRP of $10 and available for around $8.
Sample received courtesy Pasternak Wine Imports for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“COTES DE GASCOGNE (Indication Géographique Protégée)
Jaja is an old French slang word for a glass of wine, and everyday wine, a thirst-quencher. Jau is a beautifully prestigious wine estate in the South of France. Ben is an artist, with strong links to Chateau de Jau’s contemporary art museum.
This is a fresh, clean and zesty Sauvignon Blanc, ideal apertif and accompaniment to fish and seafood…
I hope you enjoy it as I do, well chilled, as a partner to all those good things in life.
Salut, Estelle Dauré – winemaker
The 2010 le jaja de jau Sauvignon Blanc from Chateau de Jau begins with nice aromas of citrus: primarily lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit. There is also a little freshly cut grass and guava for good measure. The wine tastes of citrus and tropical fruit plus some grapefruit zest. Le jaja de jau is a crisp, fresh wine with good strong acidity that would probably be really nice with fish. It ends with strong flavors that linger a long time. Overall, nothing overly complex, just a really nice Sauvignon Blanc that will stand up to a lot foods. Ooh la la!
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Overall Rating: 7.5
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