Domaine Andre Neveu 2003 Sancerre Le Grand Fricambault "Silex" ($17.99)
This transparent, very pale straw-color wine shows glints of brass. The trademark "grassy" scent of Sauvignon Blanc takes the lead in a complex aroma that blends tall grass, fresh hay and a whiff of mint as a high note. Full and bright in flavor, white fruit meets zippy acidity in a textured wine of more than medium body; snappy, bone-dry citric lemon-lime flavors persist in a long finish. US Importer: Wines of France Inc., Mountainside, N.J. (Dec 22, 2004)

FOOD MATCH: I recommend it with the Italian Christmas Eve Feast of Seven Fish, but actually paired it in an even more exotic cross-cultural match: It made a great pairing with Cantonese shrimp with lobster sauce.

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