Staff Pick: Veramonte “La Gloria” Sauvignon Blanc

Wine: Veramonte “La Gloria” Sauvignon Blanc 2011
4 stars

I wonder if they named this wine “La Gloria” for “glorious?”  I just loved it, especially since it’s so cheap and pure pleasure all around.  The nose is full of lovely perfumed mineral and citrus fruit.  It’s between light and medium bodied to me so it’s not as bright and crisp as a New Zealand Sauv, but there’s massive amounts of stone, minerals, zingy lemon and grapefruit flavors to make up for it.  This is really a great hot weather wine to have on hand to pair with salad and seafood. Did I mention that it’s delicious and fabulously cheap?  Veramonte’s winemakers are rock stars.