RKS Wine: The Penniless Pensioner Does Not Drink Cat’s Pee

Cat’s Pee is supposedly a common reference to Sauvignon Blanc. PP does not like this reference as he is biased against Sauvignon Blanc as the subject of some commoner stampede. Yes I’ll agree it is overmarketed to the extent it will lead to its downfall in New Zealand. There are some excellent producers of it like Eradus but there is some dreadful producers like Kim Crawford.

I suggest to PP since he is a bit of a French wine adherent perhaps we could try a Sauvignon Blanc from France and it is inexpensive. It is from Domaine Jacky Marteau. PP dislikes the label saying it is so unFrench!

The wine has a platinum colour and there is no mistaking its Sauvignon Blanc (SB) aroma and it is not cat urine. Rather a nice beam of lime, pear, guava, grapefruit and tangerine. No light and flitty wine on the palate. There is peach, apricot and Orri tangerine from Israel. It not quite full bodied but close to it with a medium length finish. This SB certainly has its own personality. Actually it is a pretty decent quaffer if you like a wine with personality and inherent characteristics. The label suggests good with seafood, asparagus and goat cheese. Sounds great. PP only likes white asparagus flown in from Alsace in France but in his lowered financial circumstances he will eat fresh Canadian asparagus but defiantly says I’m not touching that Peruvian or Mexican crap. I’ll agree with him on that.

(Domaine Jacky Marteau 2019 Sauvignon Touraine, AC Touraine Sauvignon, Domaine Jacky Marteau, Pouillé, France, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 18665, $14.95, 750 mL, 13.5%, Robert K. Stephen A Little Birdie Told Me So Rating 89/100).

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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