The 2010 Kim Crawford Sauvingon Blanc came from an interesting growing season in Marlborough that most drinkers will be able to distinguish this vintage from others. A number of conditions collided in the 2010 harvest that pushed the sugar count (measured by winemakers in a unit known as brix) to 24, whereas most years the Sauvignon Blanc grapes harvested for this best selling wine are at 22 brix. The long and the short of it is that the resulting wine is lower in acidity and the fruit seemed to me to come across sweeter, crisper without being as tart. I tasted apple and honey dew melon. Although I can’t quantify it, I also found the floral bouquet fragrance to be a little more womanly than girly, if you know what I mean. Put this wine in adult contemporary section.
Music Match: k.d. lang’s Constant Craving. Mature, still sweet, feminine and longing. Both the artist and this year’s Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough update our understanding of the female condition in wine and music.
Leave a comment and me know what wine you would match with this music.
See the video here: http://youtu.be/oXqPjx94YMg
Part 5/5 in the BottleDJ Fall Classic Focus on New Zealand.