Sauvignon Blanc Friday 6th May

Sauvignon Blanc is an extremely popular wine choice as the wines are crisp, zesty and approachable, which work well on its own or with food.

This white grape variety originates in Bordeaux where it is blended with Semillon to create the wonderful rich dessert wines for Sauternes and Barsac or the dry styles of Entre-deux-Mer.

The best known area for classic Sauvignon Blanc is the Loire, here the vines grow on chalk, flint and granite soils. This results in wines noted for their elegant, crisp, dry mineral styles, such as those from Touraine, Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé.  Grown all over the world Sauvignon Blanc prefers to grow in cooler climates and is particularly well suited to maritime areas.

The wine is usually consumed young, as it does not particularly benefit from aging.

Look out for Sauvignon Blancs from France, Germany & South Africa.

Horner Sauvignon Blanc, Pfalz, Germany

Delheim Sauvignon Blanc, Coastal Region, South Africa

The Holy Snail Sauvignon Blanc, Loire, France

Domaine Fouassier, Loire, France

Looking for something to pair with Sauvignon Blanc, try Delheim’s Badischer Zwiebelkuchen (onion tart) recipe.