Animo Sauvignon Blanc – Weekly Winedown #45

Animo Sauvignon Blanc

Once again we find ourselves at Friday!
How is time going so fast?
I’m going to be an old lady before long!

Both children are well and truly settled into school, Seth is super exhausted when he gets home which make him grumpy.
It is probably no coincidence that the Winedown has been weekly since he started school….

This, is a week of controversy.
I’m not talking about Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (Meghan of Sussex?) closing her own door. Which IS controversial, I mean, imagine closing your own door!? How common.

No, this weeks controversy lies in my choice of wine this week

Ánimo Sauvignon Blanc

You read the right, it’s a white wine!

I’m not entirely sure what came over me, maybe it was the return of the sunshine. Possibly it was the ‘The Spirit of Chile’ tagline. Most likely it was the fact it was half price at £5.99.

Although I mostly drink, and prefer, red wine I’m not averse to a good dry white.
Here’s hoping this is a good dry white!

The label is simple and clean. A minimal font on a cream background with, well, I’m not sure if it’s a green flame or some grass in the wind. I suspect the latter. It gives a nice ‘fresh’ vibe though.

animo sauvignon blanc label

Ánimo Sauvignon Blanc blurb

This exclusive Chilean Sauvignon Blanc has delightful aromas of citrus fruit, combined with gooseberry and a touch of minerality on the palate; these delicious flavours combine to create the perfect wine, with a crisp and refreshing finish. 

Firstly, I had no idea what minerality means so I Googled it.
Apparently, in wine terms it means a group of non-fruit, non-herb, non-spice notes. So like the implied taste of something.
Like how I don’t like honey because it tastes of bees.
Kind of.
Everyday is almost an education!

The label also tells us to enjoy this wine as an aperitif or to accompany light seafood dishes like sushi, that Chilean classic!

The nose is, well, foisty. Kind of like root vegetables. I’m going to be honest, it’s not the most appealing thing I’ve ever smelt.
Luckily the taste is far more pleasant. An initial, tart blast of gooseberry with a zesty/tangy end. It’s crisp and dry.
It need to be super cold though to take the tang back.
I wouldn’t pay £11.99 for this outside of a hotel but for £5.99 it is a good Sauv Blanc.

Name – Animo Sauvignon Blanc
Price – £5.99 (usually £11.99)
Colour – pale straw
Smell – root vegetable
Taste – gooseberry, tart but fresh.
Goes well with – Sunny days and probably most food.
Overall score – 3.5/5

 

I have been relegated to the dining room as it’s Strictly season. I thought it might mean I would get to do my lives alone.
I was mistaken.

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