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Ania Smolec 27/03/2014

Everlasting summer with Sauvignon Blanc

Whenever you want to bring out the touch of summer on your table, Gran Reserva Serie Riberas Sauvignon Blanc is the wine for you.


Whenever you want to bring out the touch of summer on your table, Gran Reserva Serie Riberas Sauvignon Blanc is the wine for you. This Sauvignon Blanc has notes of citrus fruits and green apple characteristic for the variety, but also gains some interesting hints of herbs and mineral notes from the soil profile and climate of Ucúquer vineyard ( in Rapel Valley). This vineyard is located in the coastal zone of the valley and based on the granitic soil, which provides good drainage. The climate there is marked by the influence of the ocean.

In the mouth Gran Reserva Serie Riberas Sauvignon Blanc is medium bodied wine, very fresh but the same time intense with aromas.


When you think about the menu for this wine, take a close look of the weight of the wine and its elegant aromas. The food can’t mask it! This Sauvignon Blanc will draw out the flavors in a summer recipes like grilled chicken salad with a few cherry tomatoes or a mix of green leaves. This crisp wine pairs with green salads and goat cheese, like Greek salad.

The famous Sauvignon Blanc freshness is making everything seem much crisper and fresher. Match it with crab lasagna and you will gain extra freshens to your dish. Sauvignon Blanc’s acidity can also handle a wide range of cooking methods such as grilling, smoking, steaming, as well as pairing up nicely with raw dishes.

That is why if you want to go with raw fish or a selection of sea food, the wine will work for you perfectly. But as well fried hake fish with a potatoes puree will pair excellent with this Sauvignon Blanc. It also cuts through some rich buttery dishes, especially the ones that contain seafood. Gran Reserva Serie Riberas Sauvignon Blanc is a versatile, lively, all-purpose and inviting wine. Evenbold sauces like Guacamole will match with it, and I am sure that will surprise your senses!


Guacamole is a dip made from avocados, with a Mexican origin. The name is derived from two Aztec Nahuatl words – ahuacatl (avocado) and molli (sauce). The key ingredients and the promise of success with guacamole are ripe avocado and salt. Then add some lemon juice to balance acidity with the richness of the avocado. Finally incorporate chopped chilies, onion, and tomato.

Guacamole and chips CC – Sarah Stierch
Guacamole and chips | CC Sarah Stierch

Ingredients (Makes 4 servings)

  •  2 ripe avocados
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 minced onion
  • 1-2 green chili pepper, stems and seeds removed, minced
  •  2 ripe tomatoes, seeds and pulp removed, chopped
  •  Few drops of  Tabasco
  1. Cut the avocados in half. Remove seeds.
  2. Scoop out avocado from the peel, put in a mixing bowl.
  3. Using a fork, roughly mash the avocado.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and lemon juice. The acidity of the lemon will help you delay the avocados from turn brown.
  5. Add the chopped onion, Tabasco, chili peppers and chopped tomatoes.
  6. Serve immediately with nachos chips.