(classic tasting notes of cut grass, lemon, herbs and a hint of gooseberry)
Sauvignon Blanc is a popular alternative to Chardonnay. It makes a crisp, light wine. The grape and vinification history originated in Bordeaux and the Loire Valley.
Notes: Herbal flavors, olive and a soft, smoky flavor. It can range from sweet to dry, but is typically quite light. American Sauvignon Blanc is often quite prominently “grassy” whereas the Canadian version has stronger notes of gooseberry, yet balanced otherwise. New Zealand versions are nice but often quite rustic. This is a principle variety in Sauternes, the sweet and elegant dessert wine from the area of the same name in Bordeaux. Frequent blending partners are Semillon and a bit of Muscadelle.
Food pairing: serve it with cheese assortments, spring vegetables, and shellfish. Great with Thai and Greek food!