"Wine is sunlight held together by water..." - Galileo Galilei
I find Sauvignon Blanc fresh, zesty, energetic, vibrant - a wonderful grape variety and a superb summer wine.
Sauvignon Blanc is one of the big white wine grapes native to the Loire region in France; think Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé. It is France’s second most important white wine grape variety. It is also grown in California, Italy, Australia, South America and New Zealand, which produces gorgeous Sauvignon Blanc, in part, due to its perfect climate. Sauvignon Blanc prefers cool, moderate climates.
Sauvignon Blanc has high levels of refreshing acidity and a pungent, vegetal, aromatic character. It is very crisp, with green fruit, citrus, grapefruit, gooseberry, fresh-cut grass, lime, elderflower, bell pepper and asparagus notes. It is best drunk when young (within two to five years). Most Sauvignon Blanc is not aged in oak, but the very best and often oak-aged versions can age from five to a maximum of fifteen years.
Sauvignon Blanc is best paired with crab, oysters, scallops, shrimp, mussels, chicken and pork.
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Cheers - Jerry