Tonight's dinner was at a swanky Mediterranean tapas-style restaurant in Georgetown, Neyla. I selected the Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2011 as the white selection with our meal. Given that Sauvingnon Blanc is one of New Zealand's popular varietals, and I've never had one I didn't enjoy (in fact, a couple of Marlborough Sauv Blancs are my go-to wine choices), I figured this would be a safe bet.
This wine was definitely not a disappointment. It had crisp fruit flavors (melon and passionfruit) with a clean finish. It paired well with the Tabbouleh (thinly chopped parsley, mint, tomato, onion, and Bourghol with a lemon-olive oil dressing), the Warak Enab (grape leaves stuffed with a mix of rice, parsley, herbs, lemon, and olive oil), and the Falafel (croquettes of Fava beans, chick peas, and cilantro with Tahini sauce).
I will definitely be buying this wine to enjoy at home. While the bottle at the restaurant was $35, it looks like the price point of this wine is under $15 in any online store I've seen.