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Sauvignon Blanc

A crisp, refreshing variety that equally reflects both terroir and varietal character ...

A crisp, refreshing variety that equally reflects both terroir and varietal character, Sauvignon blanc is responsible for a vast array of wine styles. However, a couple of commonalities always exist—namely, zesty acidity and intense aromatics. The variety is of French provenance, and here is most important in Bordeaux and the Loire Valley. It also shines in New Zealand, California, Australia and parts of northeastern Italy. Chile and South Africa are excellent sources of high-quality, value-priced Sauvignon blanc.

In the Glass

From its homeland In Bordeaux, winemakers prefer to blend it with Sémillon to produce a softer, richer style. In the Loire Valley, it expresses citrus, flint and smoky flavors, especially from in Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume. Marlborough, New Zealand often produces a pungent and racy version, often reminiscent of cut grass, gooseberry and grapefruit. California produces fruity and rich oak-aged versions as well as snappy and fresh, Sauvignon blancs, which never see any oak.

Perfect Pairings

The freshness of Sauvignon Blanc’s flavor lends it to a range of light, summery dishes including salad, seafood and mild Asian cuisine. Sauvignon Blanc settles in comfortably at the table with notoriously difficult foods like artichokes or asparagus. When combined with Sémillon (and perhaps some oak), it can be paired with more complex seafood and chicken dishes.

Sommelier Secret

Along with Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc is the proud parent of Cabernet Sauvignon. That green bell pepper aroma that all three varieties share is no coincidence—it comes from a high concentration of pyrazines (an herbaceous aromatic compound) inherent to each member of the family.

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    Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Les Baronnes Blanc 2017
    Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, Loire, France
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    Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017
    Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
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    Chateau Reynon Blanc 2017
    Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux, France
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    Hunt & Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2016
    Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley, California
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    Vina Leyda Sauvignon Blanc 2016
    Sauvignon Blanc from Leyda Valley, San Antonio Valley, Chile
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