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Sauvignon Blanc Wine

Sauvignon Blanc Wine

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Sauvignon Blanc is a sophisticated and popular type of white wine that is enjoyed all around the world. Today, we’re breaking down everything you need about Sauvignon Blanc.

What Type of Wine is a Sauvignon Blanc?

Sauvignon Blanc is a white wine, though it falls into its own category due to its unique and fresh flavor. This type of wine is a popular alternative to Chardonnay, Muscadelle, and Sémillon.

Translating to “savage white” in French, Sauvignon Blanc is known for its herbaceous, fruity, and citrusy flavors and its aromas of cut grass, peas, and asparagus.

Where Does Sauvignon Blanc Come From?

Sauvignon Blanc grapes are among the most widely planted in the world, originating in the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, and Sancerre Region of France. It is believed that they got their name from the French word Sauvage (“wild”), as it grew rapidly and almost like a weed throughout the region.

This green-skinned grape is planted in the wine regions of France, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, Chile, Italy, Romania, Canada, and Bulgaria. In the United States, it is planted in the states of New York, Oregon, Washington, and California.

When it comes to Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand wines are renowned for providing a high-quality overall experience. The Marlborough appellation, especially, shines brightly as a Sauv Blanc producer.

While historically Chile is known for producing red wines (like Cabernet Sauvignon), this South American country has also been a worthy contributor to the world’s finest Sauvignon Blanc wines.

Wherever in the world, they may be, winemakers pay close attention to the soil in which they plant their Sauvignon grapes, as the terroir of the land actually has a direct effect on the wine’s aromas and flavors.

What Does Sauvignon Blanc Taste Like?

Sauvignon Blanc typically highlights fruit flavors like white peaches, limes, green apples, and passion fruit while simultaneously providing herbaceous flavors like lemongrass, gooseberry, and grass.

Most Sauvignon Blanc wines are dry with high acidity. The notes found in the wine typically depend on where the grapes were harvested; warmer climates like the Napa Valley and Sonoma county produce a wine that has hints of tropical fruit (like grapefruit), while cool climates like New Zealand and Canada produce a wine with higher acidity and more of a floral/bell pepper flavor.

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is famous for providing a brighter, sweeter taste that provides crisp fruit notes alongside hints of gooseberry and grass.

Alternatively, Chilean Sauvignon Blanc is less acidic, with subtle yet palpable tropical fruit and citrus notes.

Sauvignon Blanc is versatile and able to work with a variety of food pairings. It typically pairs well with fish and cheese (especially feta and chèvre).

Handcrafted Organic Wines With a Green Footprint

Mai Vino wines are handcrafted and organic, always crafted with intention. We’re a female-founded winery based out of New York on a mission the change the organic wine game.

Enjoying a glass of wine shouldn’t be difficult, expensive, or harmful to the environment. We’re proud to create some of the best Sauvignon Blanc wines that are completely free from pesticides and herbicides.

Enjoying your wine in pouches rather than from a glass bottle reduces wine’s carbon footprint by 80% — that’s something to toast.

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