Gooseberries and Cat Pee

Gooseberries and- yes, you read it right- cat pee are terms commonly used by wine experts to describe, usually favourably, the aromas and flavours of doe Sauvignon Blancs, especially those from the Loire.

Gooseberries are tart green berries that grow all over northern Europe (but rarely in the United States). Cat pee is, well cat pee; when used in the context of Sauvignon Blanc, the term usually refers to a strident, wild, tangy smell.




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