About This Wine
“Healing doctor” is how “Calcu” translates in the local Mapuche language.
Winemaker Rodrigo Romero created the Calcu label to emphasize the diversity of Chile’s Colchagua Valley — a place where the growers embrace sustainable farming in order to produce the most healthy wine grapes possible vintage after vintage.
In crafting his small-production Calcu wines, Romero typically uses a combination of his own estate-grown grapes and fruit from those neighboring vineyards. Utilizing more than a single source can result in more complex cuvees, the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc “Reserva Especial” being a delicious example.
Resembling a New World/New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in aroma and flavor, Calcu’s 2015 vintage is crisp and refreshing, and will pair well with seafood, poultry and soft goat cheese. It may not possess any actual healing properties, but its flavor and food affinity could make you think that it is just what the doctor ordered.
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:Colchagua Valley Growing Area of Chile
- Aromas & Flavors:Bell Pepper, Green Apple and a Hint of Lime
- When to Drink:Now Through 2018
- Food Pairing Suggestionsteamed rainbow trout with tarragon-lemon butter.
30 recipes match for this wine.
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 RecipeScallop 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
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, Syrah. 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 &quot;grassy&quot; 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
Easy To Make Guacamole There is no better &amp;quot;appetizer&amp;quot; for a summertime backyard barbecue than chips and guacamole. Try this version with a well-chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc, dry sparkling wine - and don't be surprised if you have to go back and make more. Get The RecipePapaya 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 &amp;quot;topping&amp;quot; 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, salmon for a palate-awakening change of pace, and enjoy it with Sauvignon Blanc, White Bordeaux, almost any white blend. Get The Recipe