Scoring 18 points (Gold Medal) on the 20-point Dionysian Scale, the 2015 KOYLE COSTA Sauvignon Blanc from Colchagua Costa, Chile, is outstanding. Costing about $24 a bottle, it’s a French as it can be. It has an ideal pH of 3.2 with perfect acidity and 12.5% alcohol as food wines should be. In a blind tasting, I’d pick it as a Loire Valley wine. It rested in old Burgundy barrels, then in concrete eggs tanks where its minerality was increased.
Although perfect for any seafood meal, it paired well with tenderloin of pork, roasted onions and potatoes as well as grilled white grape clusters.
This is a Sauvignon Blanc that can age a while too if you can keep from drinking it all this year. In vino veritas.