Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc

An important white grape in Bordeaux and the Loire Valley that has now found fame in New Zealand and now Chile. It thrives on the gravelly soils of Bordeaux and is blended with Sémillon to produce fresh, dry, crisp  Bordeaux Blancs, as well as more prestigious Cru Classé White Graves.

It is also blended with Sémillon, though in lower proportions, to produce the great sweet wines of Sauternes. It performs well in the Loire Valley and particularly on the well-drained chalky soils found in Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, where it produces bone dry, highly aromatic, racy wines, with grassy and sometimes smoky, gunflint-like nuances.

In New Zealand, Cloudy Bay in the 1980s began producing stunning Sauvignon Blanc wines with extraordinarily intense nettly, gooseberry, and asparagus fruit, that set Marlborough firmly on the world wine map. Today many producers are rivalling Cloudy Bay in terms of quality and Sauvignon Blanc is now New Zealand`s trademark grape.

It is now grown very successfully in Chile producing wines that are almost halfway between the Loire and New Zealand in terms of fruit character. After several false starts, many South African producers are now producing very good quality, rounded fruit-driven Sauvignon Blancs.

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2020 Dog Point, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
White
2020
Drink, at peak
Medium Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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2022 Pouilly-Fumé, Domaine Seguin, Loire
White
2022
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Medium Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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£29.95 – bottle (75cl)
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2022 Sancerre Blanc, Domaine Vacheron, Loire
White
2022
Drink, youthful
Medium Bodied
Dry
14.0% Alcohol
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£38.00 – bottle (75cl)
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2022 Savage, White, Western Cape, South Africa
White
2022
Drink, at peak
Medium Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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£45.00 – bottle (75cl)
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2020 Cloudy Bay, Te Koko, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
White
2020
Drink, youthful
Medium Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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£79.00 – bottle (75cl)
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2020 Ink Grade, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, California, USA
White
2020
Drink, youthful
Full Bodied
Dry
14.0% Alcohol
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£481.00 – magnum (150cl)
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2018 Ornellaia Bianco, Tuscany, Italy
White
2018
Drink, youthful
Full Bodied
Dry
14.0% Alcohol
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