A Great Match for a Seafood Salad- Quattro Leoni 2008 Monferrato Bianco

Often, when I don’t feel like cooking something elaborate, I will throw together a salad for a quick, healthy dinner.  A few nights ago, I made a great salad with shrimp, crab meat, avocado, and an array of other great veggies with a light vinaigrette (wish I had taken a picture!).  It was a great salad and even better with Quattro Leoni 2008 Monferrato Bianco. 

About the Wine- From the Winery

Quattro Leoni 2008 Monferrato Bianco is a sustainable blend of 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Chardonnay, and 10% Cortese from the Piedmonte region of Italy.  It has 12% alcohol and retails for $16.99.   For more information see www.marquee.com

Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine

This Monferrato pours a rich gold in the glass.  The crisp nose has intermingling aromas of pear, citrus, and a hint of grassiness.  The palate is smooth with soft tastes of citrus, nectarine, and pear.  At mid-palate, the Sauvignon Blanc shines through and you can taste notes of grassiness.  The wine has a medium finish with a nice dose of lively acidity.  A nice wine and the perfect match for our wonderful seafood salad!

My Wine Rating- B

Food Pairing Suggestions- This wine pairs perfectly with a shellfish salad, shrimp scampi, or grilled chicken with pasta. 

*This wine was sent to me as a sample for the purpose of review

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