Cards of Wine

Sauvignon Blanc (Chile)

Chilean Sauvignon Blanc is known to display high acidity and delicious citrusy flavors.

Typical Flavors


Lime
Lime
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Apple
Apple
Gooseberry
Gooseberry

Herbs
Herbs
Grass
Grass
Currant Leaves
Currant
Leaves
Jalapeno
Jalapeno

Melon
Melon
Peach
Peach
Passion Fruit
Passion
Lychee
Lychee

Sauvignon Blanc is known for high fruit and green herbal aromas.

Unripe grapes (cold regions) produce lime, grapefruit, apple, and gooseberry flavors, together with herb qualities like fresh-cut grass, black current leaves, and green pepper.

Ripe grapes (warm regions) add tropical fruit aromas like melon, peach, passion fruit, and lychee.

Profile

Sauvignon Blanc known to be dry, fresh, flavorful, and fruity:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif
Olive Oil
Vinegar
Salads
Salads
Tapas
Tapas

Vegetables
Vegetables
Asparagus
Asparagus
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
Sandwitch
Sandwitches

Fish
Fish
Crab
Seafood
Salmon
Salmon
Sushi
Sushi

Chicken
Chicken
Turkey
Turkey
Pork
Pork
Veal
Veal

Sauvignon Blanc is super food friendly, especially with Seafood, Spicy Food, and Vegetables. It is also superb with Thai and Japanese food.

Pairing Suggestions

Aperitif. Apetizers.
Vinegar. Green Salad. Vegetables. Tapas.
Asparagus. Cucumber. Avocado.
Artichokes. Fennel. Capers. Tomatoes.

Fish. Seafood.
Crab. Lobster.
White Fish. Citrusy Sauce.
Salmon. Trout. Sushi. Sashimi.

White Meat.
Chicken. Turkey. Pork.

Herbs.
Parsley. Basil. Thyme. Mint. Rosemary. Coriander.

Cheese.
Goat Cheese. Feta.

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for dry white wines.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

If You Like Sauvignon Blanc

You Will Also Like:

Bordeaux Blanc (France)
Friulano (Italy)
Grillo (Italy)
Grüner Veltliner (Austria)
Lugana (Italy)
Pecorino (Italy)
Pouilly-Fumé (France)
Rioja White (Spain)
Rueda White (Spain)
Sancerre (France)
Sauvignon Blanc (World)
Torrontés (Argentina)
Verdejo (Spain)

About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most popular grapes in the world.

It originates from Bordeaux and/or the Loire Valley in France.

The name Sauvignon Blanc means "Wild White".

The grape is very aromatic and depending on climate and terroir the aromas can change from grassy to tropical.

However, the herbal green character is a common denominator wherever it is grown.

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Sauvignon Blanc in Chile

Chilean Sauvignon Blanc displays high acid and delicious citrusy flavors.

Sauvignon Blanc produced in Chile are often referred to as "Wine for Vegetarians" because of the zesty acidity.

Food Pairing: Fried-Fish Sandwiches with Jalapeño-Spiked Tomatoes.