WineXpert grassy sauvignon blanc

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alexatman

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I just dit the Eclipse sauvignon blanc. It's almost a year old and it's really good. Pretty dry, fruity with a hint of grapefruit zest, but would like more of the mineral notes and the grassy side of some sauvignon blanc. Is there a kit that is more herbaceous? Maybe the selection chilean sauvignon blanc? Thanks
 

salcoco

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try adding some lemon grass post fermentation might add in producing a more grassy wine regardless of manufacturer. also a cool fermentation might help.
 

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I did the World Vineyard French Sauv. Blanc and it definitely had those grassy and mineral tones, while still having some fruitiness. I did ferment fairly cool (mid 60s). I think I have a couple bottles left. I'll pop one in the fridge and give it another taste this weekend and report back. For science and stuff.
 

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Please do, I just bought this kit and would like reviews, I done a Californian Sauvignon Blanc and added the zest of a grapefruit that I seen suggested by joe on the tweeking thread, and it was beautiful, not much grass flavor tho so also interested in tweeks for this one.
 

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I have done a few of the Vineco Legacy New Zealand Sav Blanc kits and they are as grassy as an Oyster Bay, not quite as much as a Kim Crawford though.
 

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Well, two years in the bottles and those grassy notes are pretty much gone. It was pretty blah. Not bad, but no real character left.

I looked at my log though and the grassy notes were present through the first year, as well as what I described as "steely" notes. I must have read something using that descriptor around the time I made those log entries. :h I would assume that those would be the mineral notes.
 
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