Sauvignon Blanc 101

Sauvignon Blanc is a white wine that first began to gain popularity in France. Some new world regions, such as California, are calling it "Fume Blanc." Its a green-skinned grape with flavors ranging from grassy to sweet and tropical, depending on the climate. 

The name Sauvignon Blanc means “Wild White”and is one of the most widely planted wine grapes in the world. Since it is so widely planted it has many different styles, and a ton of creative ideas on how to pair food with.

With a white wine like this, you'll taste a variety of flavors such lime, green apple, and white peach. On the flip side what makes it so unique is you'll get flavors on the opposite side of the spectrum as well, such as bell pepper, jalapeño, and grass. 

A lot of people ask us, is this a dry or a sweet wine? Sauvignon Blanc is known for being dry, however there are some regions that are starting to experiment with residual sugars. Making it more rich to offset the dryness. California is on the list for adding it to their fermentation process. 

Another popular question is, "what temperature should I store this varietal?" We recommend storing it anywhere from 46 degrees F. to about 52 degrees F.

Now to the fun part. What can you pair this with? Since it is so popular, and the styles vary so much, you can pair this with practically anything and be okay. Fish such as halibut and Sea Bass are excellent pairings. Lobster and cod are also terrific suggestions. Dishes with Rosemary is always a hit, along with softer cheeses, such as goat cheese. 

We stock over 40 different wines with this grape varietal at all different price points, starting at just $11 a bottle. 

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