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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£55.00 – magnum (150cl)
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2019 Sancerre, Cuvée Marcel Henri, Daniel Chotard, Loire
White
2019
Ready, but will keep
Full Bodied
Dry
15.0% Alcohol
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£767.00 – double magnum (300cl)
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2014 Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Silex, Domaine Didier Dagueneau, Loire
White
2014
Ready, but will improve
Full Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol
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2015 Château Malartic-Lagravière, Blanc, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux
White
2015
For Laying Down
Full Bodied
Dry
14.0% Alcohol
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