Although the makers of wine follow many time-tested methods, it is a dynamic, modern business with all that includes. This wine was created by a company called Carl Wine. Carl Wine, which was owned by a Danish shipbuilding family, had been working in Bordeaux for roughly 25 years and exporting much of their product throughout Scandinavia. In early 2013, however, Bwine (the Mottet family) bought that company and it’s assets. Of course, fascinating as that may be, what mattered most when I popped the cork was what was in the bottle!
Winemaker: Chateau de Seguin
Wine: Sauvignon de Seguin Bordeaux, Selectionné par Carl Wine
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: Bordeaux AOC, France
Price: $6.99 at Trader Joe’s
Notes: In the glass this white Bordeaux was a pale straw yellow. On the nose I caught scents of citrus, tropical fruit, floral notes (gardenia?), and … sweat. Yes, that’s right sweat. Don’t worry: it was really quite faint. After the initial surprise of recognizing “that” scent, it didn’t bother me. After all, there are tasty tropical fruits with some pretty crazy aromas! On the tongue it’s a light-bodied Sauvignon Blanc with nice bright acidity. Flavors for me were lemon and sweet papaya, some green melon rind and a touch of grapefruit on the finish. There were also some very light hints of spice. Alcohol is at 12.5%. In my opinion, it’s a light, lively white with some interesting flavors.
Important: I am not a professional sommelier or wine connoisseur. See “About” for the full disclaimer.