If you are a lover of white wine, perhaps you have heard of or even tried the wine made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape. This is a grape that is easily grown all over the world and produced using a wide range of methods that impact Sauvignon Blanc wine‘s flavor.
Those who regularly enjoy a glass of refreshing Sauvignon Blanc wine praise it for its crispness and green, almost grassy, flavor. This herbal-tasting wine is full of acidity, making it a wonderful choice of wine for those who prefer their wine on the dry side. When you take a sip of Sauvignon Blanc, your taste buds will be greeted with the fruity hints of passion fruit, gooseberry, honeydew melon, grapefruit, and white peach. Each bottle contains between 11.5-13.5% ABV and is best served quite chilled.
Pairing Sauvignon Blanc is easy thanks to its ability to pair with a wide range of flavors. Cheese is one food item that can be enjoyed with this wine, especially the bold and delicious goat cheese. As Sauvignon Blanc is praised for its fresh, green flavor it also is the perfect companion to dishes featuring green vegetables. Think asparagus, zucchini, fresh peas, and artichokes. In fact, you can’t go wrong with a pizza or flatbread topped with creamy cheese, pesto, and grilled zucchini and artichokes, or any other fresh and green vegetable you enjoy.
A good rule of thumb when selecting a dish that will pair nicely with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc is to choose anything you would squeeze a lemon on. You can also balance out the flavors of garlic with a glass of this wine.
Fun Facts About Sauvignon Blanc Wine
1. If you have ever enjoyed a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, you may be interested to learn that this is a wine made from two other varieties of grapes. While Cabernet Franc stands as the father of Carnet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc is the mother of the grape variety that makes up the delicious Cabernet Sauvignon.
2. Sauvignon Blanc is a very old variety of grape. It is at least 500 years old and originates from a variety known as Savignin. Savignin is a rare variety that is found in the eastern part of France, right on the cusp of Switzerland.
3. “Sauvignon” derived from a French word, Sauvage, meaning “wild.” In fact, this name was given to the grape that is responsible for the wine it creates because of the fact that it takes a lot of hands-on work on the vineyard so that it does not grow out of control.
4. Until recently, Sauvignon Blanc was traditionally made in a clean manner using stainless steel tanks. However, some winemakers have begun adding an oak influence in order to introduce more depth and complexity to the wine that they produce.
So if you would like to enjoy a crisp, refreshing glass of white wine that works well with a variety of flavors, Sauvignon Blanc, commonly $25 per bottle, is the one to try.