Five Things You Need To Know About Sauvignon Blanc

Five Things You Need To Know About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is a gorgeous variety of grape which boasts a green skin and is originally from the Bordeaux region of France. Depending on the climate, the flavour can range from aggressively grassy to sweetly tropical. Of course, these may be things that you already know about the world famous Sauvignon Blanc but we have some other facts that you may not know. Let’s dive into the Five Things You Need to Know about Sauvignon Blanc.


Sauvignon Blanc has an alias – Fumé Blanc. Coined in California in the 1960s, Fumé Blanc is aged in oak, giving it smoky notes (fume means smoke), but it is not required to be aged in oak.


Even though it originates in France, some experts say that the finest Sauvignon Blanc is from New Zealand, specifically Marlborough.


Sauvignon Blanc is great with seafood. However, be careful not to overwhelm the gentle flavours of a fish dish with a big, fruity wine.


Sauvignon Blanc has a number of different styles ranging from fresh, dry and steely to highly aromatic and juicy. Sometimes Sauvignon Blanc is made in oak barrels which give it a richness and complexity to the wine.


And finally, we leave the best for last. Did you know that Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc are the parents of Cabernet Sauvignon? That’s right! Years ago in a vineyard in France the two separate vines cross and, well, the rest is history.

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20th August 2018

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