Tuesday, June 7th at 6:30pm
The Munich Haus Bacchus Wine Club featuring: Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc (vintage 2009)
Country of Origin: USA (California)
What’s a "pomelo", and how do you make wine from it?
Truth is, though this wine is called "Pomelo", it’s not made from the pomelo fruit. Instead, it’s made from Sauvignon Blanc grown in Lake County, California.
From the back label: Pomelo, Giant citrus fruit native to Malaysia and thought to be ancestor to the grapefruit. Our Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc reminds us of the coral-pink tangy juice from a pomelo. Plus, it’s just fun to say.
Tasting Notes: Clean, bright aroma of green fruits, gooseberry, with some pear and lime. On the palate it is clean and refreshing, with good limey citrus fruit and touches of pear, apple, and yes, tangy pink grapefruit. Racy acidity is a good foil for the fruit. Enjoyable on its own as an aperitif, better with food. Drink it with pork, fish in creamy sauces, hard cheeses. A perfect wine for parties, and a crowd pleaser.
Review: Wine Spectator: "A lip-smacking, vivid style, with passion fruit, lime zest and green papaya notes that are fragrant, crisp and clear. Light-bodied, with a touch of fresh grass and herb, which give this more personality. Drink now." (Aug. 31, 2010) Wonderful grapefruit and figgy nose. This wine explodes with delicious flavors of fig, apple and grapefruit. It is as though one were biting into a big piece of yummy fruit. It also has a lovely textural mouth feel.
Only $18.50 per person (includes gratuity) The price includes a glass of wine and complete dinner buffet designed to compliment the wine of the night.