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Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most planted white grapes in the world. Fond by winemakers and wine lovers, it has a natural vibrant acidity, distinctive aromas of citrus, grass, gooseberry, green apples.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Sauvignon Blanc is a white-wine grape variety, with a green-tinged hue. Its aromas are often described as herbaceous, grassy, and grapefruity, while its flavour profile is characteristically crisp, zesty, and refreshing.

Fresh Sauvignon Blanc grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Sauvignon Blanc is one of the world's most widely planted grape varieties, with significant plantings in France, New Zealand, Chile, and California. Sauvignon Blanc is relatively easy to grow, and responds well to various climates. It prefers well-drained soils and is usually harvested in early autumn. The winemaking process typically involves minimal skin contact and temperature control. Sauvignon Blancs from France are generally leaner and more mineral-driven than those from New Zealand, which tend to be more fruit-forward with more exotic fruit flavors. In France, Sauvignon blanc is most often associated with Loire Valley and Bordeaux regions. In Loire Valley, it is used to make single varietal wines while in Bordeaux, it is blended with Semillon and Muscadelle. Chilean Sauvignon Blancs are often characterized by herbaceous notes. In California, Sauvignon blanc can be made as a fruity, crisp and easy-drinking wine, as well as a more oaky, fuller bodied, with its distinctive herbaceous notes, known as "fumé blanc". Sauvignon Blanc pairs well with a variety of dishes, including salads, seafood, and goat cheese.

Foods to pair with Sauvignon Blanc:

Asian food
Pasta
Pizza
Sausage
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc is believed to have originated in the Bordeaux region of France, along with Cabernet Franc, it is the parent of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Top Wines with Sauvignon Blanc

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Félix Solís Mucho Más Blanco

Félix Solís

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Félix Solís Mucho Más Blanco is a delightful white wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Crafted in a renowned appellation, this wine is made from carefully selected grapes grown in exceptional vineyards. The winemaking process involves meticulous attention to detail, resulting in a wine that is crisp, refreshing, and full of flavor. With its vibrant and lively character, Félix Solís Mucho Más Blanco is perfect for those seeking a white wine that is both versatile and enjoyable. Whether paired with light dishes or enjoyed on its own, this wine is sure to impress with its quality and style.
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Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc

Villa Maria

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Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc is a premium wine produced by Villa Maria, one of New Zealand's most awarded wineries. This wine is made from grapes grown in the Marlborough region, known for its unique terroir and ideal growing conditions for Sauvignon Blanc. The vineyards are carefully managed to ensure the grapes reach optimal ripeness and flavor development. The winemaking process involves gentle pressing and cool fermentation to preserve the wine's vibrant fruit flavors and aromas. The resulting wine is crisp, refreshing, and bursting with notes of tropical fruit, citrus, and herbs.
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Fish
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Fruit
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Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Brancott Estate

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4.3
The Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc is a bright and refreshing white wine from New Zealand. It has aromas of citrus fruits, melon, and fresh herbs, followed by a crisp, zesty palate with a lively acidity. On the palate, there are flavors of green apple, lemon, and gooseberry, with a hint of minerality on the finish. This is a perfect wine for a summer day, with its light body and balanced acidity. Enjoy with fresh seafood, salads, and white meats.
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Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Oyster Bay

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Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc is an aromatic white wine from New Zealand. It has a vibrant nose of ripe tropical fruit, citrus, and lemongrass, with a hint of fresh herbs. On the palate, it is crisp and light-bodied, with flavors of guava, passionfruit, and lime, balanced by a zesty acidity. The finish is long and refreshing, with a hint of minerality. Overall, Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc is an elegant and refreshing wine, perfect for enjoying on a warm summer day.
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Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc

Kim Crawford

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Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp and refreshing white wine. It has a vibrant aroma of citrus, passionfruit and a hint of tropical fruits. The palate is light-bodied and zesty, with a juicy acidity that lingers on the finish. Notes of lime, lemon zest, tropical fruits and herbal nuances are balanced by a touch of minerality. This is a perfect wine for sipping on a summer day or for enjoying with a light seafood dish.
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