New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc has been getting a lot of good press lately. Econo Boy and I already love Nobilo, and so when I saw the highly-rated Brancott 2007 Sauvignon Blanc at the local grocery store for $11 a bottle, I had to give it a try. The intriguing description on the back mentioned grapefruit, lime, peach, and bell pepper notes. "Right. Bell pepper. Whatever," I thought to myself as I paid for my find.
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A few nights later we uncorked this (actually, unscrewed the cap) with a chickpea curry. Wow. When they say "bell pepper," they're not kidding. The aroma and flavor of bell pepper wasn't overwhelming, but it was definitely there, adding some punch to a very delicate and citrusy white. It made me long for summer, when this would be just the right thing to drink on a miserably hot day.