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Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)

New Zealand is one of the largest Sauvignon Blanc producers in the world.

Typical Flavors


Cool Climate

Lime
Lime
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Apple
Apple
Gooseberry
Gooseberry

Bell Pepper
Green Bell Pepper
Grass
Cut Grass
Asparagus
Asparagus
Jalapeno
Jalapeno

Warm Climate

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 is 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 a dry white wine.

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:

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Pouilly-Fumé (France)
Rioja White (Spain)
Rueda White (Spain)
Sancerre (France)
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Verdejo (Spain)
Vernaccia (Italy)

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 New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the largest Sauvignon Blanc producers in the world.

An aromatic fruit laden, rich gooseberry style has made New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc famous.

Marlborough is the biggest wine region in New Zealand, and totally dominated by Sauvignon Blanc.

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