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Wine Tasting Note: Doña Paula Los Cardos Sauvignon Blanc, 2004, Mendoza, Argentina.  Add/Read Comments



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Wine Tasting Note: Doña Paula Los Cardos Sauvignon Blanc, 2004, Mendoza, Argentina.
Available from Oddbins for £5.99.
New to the shelves of Oddbins I believe, along with a red stablemate a Malbec. Los Cardos means 'The Thistle' a plant widespread in Mendoza and depicted on the label. It is 100% Sauvignon Blanc with a hint of green to the colour. Good aroma - a rampant (rampant, no less!) green/herb/grapefruit/lime/sherbet pungency. The palate is good, medium bodied. Crisp, squeaky clean and very lemony. Refreshing. Alcohol 12%.
Scribblings Rating - 88/100

Vina Dona Paula was founded in 1997, when the Claro Group acquired more than 760 hectares of land in the Ugarteche Area, High lands in Lujan de Cuyo and Tupungato (where the grapes for this wine come from) at the bottom of the Los Andes Mountain Range.
Los Cardos Bottle
As part of the Euro Blogging By Post event I dispatched a jar of Preserved Lemons to The Kitchen Queens at SomethingsCooking in the Netherlands. Each EBBP participant who receives an ingredient has to make something with it; The Kitchen Queens came up with a Lemon Dip served with Pita Bread Stuffed with Fried Haloumi. As I retained one jar for myself, rescued from the back of the cupboard where it had been languishing for an age, I thought I would make these myself. Hence the Sauvignon Blanc to accompany.

The breads were lovely, if a little too salty. Next time I won't add salt or would use fresh lemon juice rather than the preserved stuff in a jar. The wine was a good match if a little subdued by the vibrancy of the crushed herbs and lemon.

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