Varietal/Style: Sauvignon Blanc
Retail Price: $16
Blending from two lots of Sauvignon Blanc picked at greatly differing
ripeness and aged sur lie, Gusto steps away from the New Zealand style
to create a lush wine. The nose hints at green grass from the less
ripe fruit and luscious citrus from the riper grapes. Flavors in the
mouth hint at green wood and tropical fruit. A pleasant drink, it
lacks the zip and complexity of some of New Zealand's finer wines,
but it is, nonetheless, a very pleasing drink for the price. (Date
Founded by Guy Davis, owner/winemaker of Davis Family Vineyards in
the California Wine Country, Gusto International represents Davis'
passion for the diversity of fine wines produced around the world.
Rather than trying to compete with other American winemakers to produce
region-specific wines from all over California, Davis launched Gusto
to make wine "locally" in several international destinations. The
first Gusto wine was the Vita, a Malbec-based blend crafted in Argentina.
Next came the Luma, embracing the New Zealand tradition for Sauvignon
Blanc. Plans are currently under way for future Gusto wines crafted
in Spain and France.
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