Sauvignon Blanc white wine - crisp, fresh, green
Since the Sauvignon blanc grape variety can be found on almost every continent, in every hemisphere and in every vineyard, an enormous variety of tastes of French white wine has developed. All of them combine the typical accents of the grape, which is expressed in freshly mown grass, herbs and green fruits.
Two styles have noticeably developed in different directions. From the pen of the Loire Valley winemakers, come fresh and direct white wines that ferment chilled in steel tanks. New Zealand, South Africa and Chile took this style to a new level with exotic nuances.
This style is contrasted with the form of the white wines from the Bordelais, which are often aged in wood as a cuvée, together with the Sémillon grape. Thus, in Sauvignon blanc white wine, one discovers complex and spicy notes that cause a sensation under the status of Grand Cru. This style is also very popular in California, with the name Fumé blanc having a strong influence on the rise of the grape in the USA.
In the fresh, crisp and aromatic body of the Sauvignon blanc, one experiences aromas of currant, asparagus, peach, melon, fig, fennel, in the barrique also apple and pear and sometimes green pepper.
On the grape, noble rot can develop, which enables the winemaker to vinify sweet wine. Sauvignon blanc offers many possibilities and can be vinified dry, semi-dry, sweet, noble sweet and brood.
New world, new ideas - the origin and journey of Sauvignon blanc
Sauvignon blanc, how could it be otherwise with such a melodious name, comes from the Loire Valley, near the two towns of Sancerre and Pouilly-sur-Loire, from which the best Sauvignon blanc white wines still come today. Sauvignon blanc enjoys the highest recognition in France and is considered cépages noble, the highest distinction as the noblest grape variety. It is an accidental and natural cross between Traminer and Chenin blanc.
The grapes are quite frugal, prefer warm regions, but also feel comfortable enough in colder areas to ripen extensively in fertile and medium-heavy soil. This is one of the reasons why Sauvignon Blanc wine has spread all over the world today. In countless regions and corners of the world, the vines, with their golden yellow grapes, are cultivated on not too steep vineyards.
The wines from New Zealand are particularly noteworthy. With a very own fruity and exotic style, the Kiwis have conquered the wine world with their creations and even surpassed the wines from the Loire Valley. Other significant areas of cultivation can be found in Australia, Chile, Italy, Austria, Portugal, Argentina, Spain, South Africa, Romania, the USA and even Germany. As mentioned - worldwide.
Our VINELLO recommendation
Hole in the Water Sauvignon Blanc 2017 - Konrad Wines
Sauvignon blanc from New Zealand - simply the best white wines from the popular grape. With the Hole in the Water, the Kiwis from the Konrad Wines Winery have landed a bull's eye for fine taste and elegant structure. Fresh grass, gooseberry and a hint of elderflower harmonize in the light yellow body and seduce nose and palate with wonderful aromas of citrus fruits and guava. Lively drinking sensation from the South Island of New Zealand - also in the reasonably priced wine package.
Interesting facts about Sauvignon blanc
What is Sauvignon blanc?
Sauvignon blanc, also known as Fumé blanc or Sauvignon Jaune, is a grape variety from which white wine is made. Originally from the Loire Valley, the grape variety can be found all over the world. Characteristic for Sauvignon blanc is its grassy and fresh taste.
What goes well with Sauvignon blanc wine?
As a food recommendation, we recommend fish dishes and seafood, but also all kinds of white meat and cream sauces. The white wine also shines as a solo entertainer and is suitable at any time of day, especially on sunny days.
At what drinking temperature do you drink Sauvignon blanc?
8°C is the ideal drinking temperature of a Sauvignon blanc white wine.
How long does an open bottle of Sauvignon blanc last?
Sauvignon blanc keeps up to 5 days in the refrigerator, if it is tightly closed again.
How to store Sauvignon blanc?
Sauvignon blanc is not suitable for long storage and can be drunk immediately. Sauvignon blanc should be stored in a cool, dark place until you enjoy drinking it, preferably in the refrigerator for immediate drinking.
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