Seven Facts About Sauvignon Blanc!

Seven Facts About Sauvignon Blanc!

  1. Sauvignon Blanc is the 8th most planted wine grape in the world.        
  2. Sauvignon Blanc originates from Central Loire in France which makes the Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume mineral styles food-friendly and versatile.
  3. Aromatic styles with grass and tropical fruit fragrance originated from Marlborough New Zealand with similar styles made in South Africa, Chile and California. The most known exponent is Cloudy Bay.
  4. During fermentation a natural sulphur compound named thiols are created giving the wine that passion fruit/mango smell.
  5. The grass and green pepper flavours come from a natural grape compound called methoxy-pyrazine which is also found in green bell peppers
  6. Cabernet franc and Sauvignon Blanc are the parents of Cabernet Sauvignon
  7. The flavour of Sauvignon Blanc changes depending which materials are used to store it. Stainless steel Sauvignon Blanc is fresh, fruity, and for early drinking. Oaked Sauvignon Blanc is less aromatic, textured, and can be aged.

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