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2012 Cap de Lartigue Vin de France Blanc de Blanc

2012 Cap de Lartigue Vin de France Blanc de Blanc Zoom

This bright, fresh wine offers impressions of citrus, grapefruit, lime, green apple and bell pepper.

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc Vintage: 2012
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About This Wine

Slowly but surely, French wine labels are becoming easier to understand.

In the past, the dinner wines that most French people drank were labeled either Vin de Pays or Vin de Table. That labeling system worked quite nicely in France, a wine-focused culture where tradition, as much as anything else, told wine buyers what was inside the bottle.

The system was not as successful in countries where French is not the national language, however. This made exporting these very good wines a challenge. Now, though, you’re seeing more and more wines formerly bottled under those designations switching to a new one: Vin de France. Many wineries are even putting varietal names on the labels, formerly a rare practice.

Cap de Lartigue opts for not-quite-so-specific verbiage, labeling its Vin de France Sauvignon Blanc as Blanc de Blanc. But, in the end, it is what’s inside the bottle that counts, and this wine is absolutely delicious.

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.

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  • Grape Composition:100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Grape Source:Select France Vineyards
  • Aromas & Flavors:Citrus, Grapefruit, Lime, Green Apple and a Hint of Bell Pepper
  • Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2015
  • Food Pairing Suggestionceviche, or fish tacos with a squeeze of lime.

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  • Sonoma Panzanella Warmer weather means lighter fare, and this satisfying salad matches beautifully with Sauvignon Blanc. It serves 6. 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
    Butternut & Bacon Risotto This versatile dish matches well with Syrah or Sauvignon Blanc, and this recipe makes 6 main course servings... Get The Recipe
    Herb Crusted Tuna Steaks This recipe is extremely versatile, matching well with most white and lighter red wines. It makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Fettuccine Alfredo Try this recipe - a flavorful change of pace from the typical Alfredo sauce - with Pietra Santa's "Sasso Bianco," or any other medium-bodied to full-flavored white wine. It serves 6 to 8... Get The Recipe
  • Lemon Herb Chicken This recipe, which serves 4, matches perfectly with Sauvignon Blanc. Why?Because Sauvignon Blanc often has a lemon or citrus component among its flavors. Get The Recipe
    Shrimp & Peppers Over Fettucine A delicious spring entree. Shrimp and Peppers over Fettuccine. This recipe makes 2 servings, and is best enjoyed with a glass of white wine... Get The Recipe
    Linguini And Clams This recipe comes from the aptly-named Feast restaurant in Santa Rosa, California - right in the heart of Sonoma County wine country. It matches perfectly with Sauvignon Blanc and other white wines, and serves 4 to 6. Get The Recipe
    Grilled Lemon Basil Shrimp Get your hands on 16 skewers, each measuring 10 inches long, and enjoy this tasty treat with Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. It makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Scallops With Caramelized Onions The sweetness of the onions makes this dish a great match for an oak-aged Chardonnay. It also pairs nicely with Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc. This recipe makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
  • Easy To Make Guacamole There is no better "appetizer" for a summertime backyard barbecue than chips and guacamole. Try this version with a well-chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc or dry sparkling wine - and don't be surprised if you have to go back and make more. Get The Recipe
    Green 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
    Citrus 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
    Crab Salad Don't let the name of the dish fool you. This recipe will bring a smile to your face, and pairs perfectly with Sauvignon Blanc or Gewurztraminer. It makes 6 appetizer-sized portions. Get The Recipe
    Broccoli Sweet Onion And Pecan Salad A flavorful salad that matches with both white and red wines - particularly Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Shiraz - this recipe makes 6 servings as a side dish, or about 3 as a main dish. Get The Recipe
  • Asparagus & Morel Salad Summertime is salad time, and any of your favorite white wines would be great matches for this recipe, courtesy of Masa's restaurant in San Francisco. It serves 4. Get The Recipe
    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 Recipe
    Shrimp Scampi Made Easy Looking for an easy-to-prepare, yet amazingly flavorful, main dish? This one takes just 10 minutes to prepare, serves 4 to 6, and matches beautifully with Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. Get The Recipe
    Shrimp In Green Sauce Open your favorite bottling of Sauvignon Blanc to savor with this recipe, which makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Lemony Lamb Chops Here's a versatile dish that matches well with red Bordeaux or Merlot, yet also can be enjoyed with white wines because of its lemon-flavored sauce. It makes 4 servings... Get The Recipe
  • Pasta With Scallop And Wine Sauce A light dish for a lazy summer meal, this recipe makes 4 servings and matches beautifully with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay or white blends... Get The Recipe
    Tuscan Style Roasted Game Hens If you're looking for a change from turkey or ham this holiday season, try this easy-to-prepare dish that matches well with both white and red wines. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
    Turkey Empanadas These tasty turnovers or hot pockets match well with Syrah, Italian red wines, or white wines that have not been over-exposed to oak. This recipe makes 10 empanadas. Get The Recipe
    Chicken Piccata One of our favorite wine recipes-- try it yourself with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio or a white blend... Get The Recipe
    Vegetarian Black Bean Tacos Here's an easy-to-make dish that's perfect for casual spring or summer dining. It matches nicely with a refreshing Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio, and this recipe makes 2 servings. 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 Recipe
    Spaghettini Aglio Olio Enjoy this easy-to-prepare dish (the recipe makes 6 servings) with any wine you enjoy with garlic-flavored food. SPAGHETTINI AGLIO OLIO Get The Recipe
    Chicken Breasts With Wine Sauce Enjoy this delicious main dish with Sauvignon Blanc (a.k.a. Fume Blanc) or Chardonnay. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
    Smoked Salmon Penne Pasta In a world of "anything goes" food-and-wine pairing, we're always on the lookout for recipes that match well with either white or red wines. This is one such recipe, and it makes two servings... Get The Recipe
    Thai Style Poached Halibut Try this tasty dish with Pinot Grigio, Gewurztraminer or Sauvignon Blanc. (Note: Any firm white fish will work, but we like halibut best.) Get The Recipe
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