About This Wine
War can profoundly impact even countries that are far from the front lines.
During World War II, many New Zealanders went off to fight for freedom. Their reward? For many, they returned to a changed world where permanent employment was difficult to find. So, they’d travel from farm to farm, seeking whatever work they could find.
Some farm owners were kind; some were not. As a signal to others who might follow them, when workers left a farm where the pay was fair and the food was good, they’d make a small stack of stones on a front gate fencepost. The 3 Stones winery offers that tradition on its label — a nod to the men and women who made it possible for New Zealanders to enjoy freedom today.
Without freedom, wines such as the 3 Stones Sauvignon Blanc would not be around. So, we also are grateful to the brave people who gave up so much so many years ago.
About Sauvignon Blanc
Notable "grassy" aroma, often with notes of apple and citrus fruits. High acidity. Can amaze as a late harvest wine, with rich and complex flavors.
- Grape Composition:100% Sauvignon Blanc
- Grape Source:Marlborough Growing Region of New Zealand
- Aromas & Flavors:Green Grass, Grapefruit, Melon, Passion Fruit, Lime and a Hint of Minerals
- When to Drink:Now Through 2013
- Food Pairing Suggestionpan seared scallops over a minted pea puree.
Scallop Stir Fry It recently was reported that President Barack Obama is a big fan of scallops -- those velvety, succulent treats from the sea. But scallops may not be the first thing you think of when you get the urge to take a wok on the wild side. We predict that will change once you've tried this recipe. It makes 4 servings, and matches beautifully with... Get The RecipeGreen Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette With almost any type of salad, we suggest Sauvignon Blanc as a well-matched wine. But because of the cranberry flavor featured in this recipe, you may want to try a wine that includes cranberry among its aromas and flavors. We tried it with a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir, and it turned out to be an intriguing and enticing combination. Get The Recipe
Papaya Pear Mango Salsa Normally, we provide Vinesse members with complete recipes for wine-friendly fare. This month, however, we thought we'd share a pair of "topping" recipes that will bring any number of main course selections to life. We begin with this salsa recipe from our friends at Sonoma County's Kenwood Vineyards. Try it over sea bass, halibut or salmon for a palate-awakening change of pace, and enjoy it with Sauvignon Blanc, White Bordeaux or almost any white blend. Get The RecipeCitrus Roasted Chicken With Basil Cream Sauvignon Blanc is among the most flavorful and refreshing wines on Earth. But the characteristics that make it unique -- its relatively high acid level, its "grassy" impression in the nose, its mild herbal flavors in the mouth -- also render it a real challenge to pair with food. But we've found a recipe that works beautifully, primarily because... Get The Recipe
Smoked Duck A La Orange Just in case this year's California wildfires impart a smoky flavor to vintage 2008 wines, here's a recipe that will match up nicely. Otherwise, try this dish - developed by Garre Winery Executive Chef Ty Turner -- with naturally smoky wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir or Syrah. Get The Recipe