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Cheer International Sauvignon Blanc Day with five vintage styles!

Toast International Sauvignon Blanc Day with five of our finest turns on this greatest of international white wine grapes
International wine days are eagerly calendared and celebrated by wine enthusiasts and while several grapes right deserve their annual moment in the sun, there’s one that stands out for its massive international reputation. Today is International Sauvignon Blanc Day and we’re diving headlong into this wonderful global grape’s styes and opening our best bottles. Sauvignon Blanc is factually a French native but in truth, belongs to the whole world. Sauvignon Blanc originated in France’s Loire Valley where even today it enchants the orthodox purist with lovely dry wines of subtle fruit. It is Sauvignon Blanc’s international odyssey however that makes for a great wine bar story, plonking the wine alongside Chardonnay as one of the world’s most planted.
Over the past many decades, Sauvignon Blanc has rooted itself in and adapted to several terroirs across the world, turning out a number of diverse styles. In the old world, the grape has yielded wines of great acidity and grassy notes with understated fruit and floral touches, while in the new world, it has unlocked copious layers of fruit flavours and added weight to its texture. Sauvignon Blanc also played a significant role in the emergence of many new world countries like the US, Chile and Australia. But nowhere outside France has Sauvignon Blanc found its best expression than in New Zealand. Sauvignon Blanc’s success in the new world, especially New Zealand’s Marlborough region catapulted this fruit forward wine into nearly every home cellar and wine list. Known as Marlborough “Savvy”, this overtly fruity style of Sauvignon Blanc stunned the world into drinking lots of it. Cool climate coupled with ample sunshine and gravel and stone laden soils along with deft wine making have crafted a hallmark wholesome style beaming with citrus, grapefruit and pair, gush of acidity and clean finish. So we’re toasting International Sauvignon Blanc Day (May 7, 2021) with not one but two of our best Marlborough “Sauv Blancs” alongside a beautiful ferment from South Africa’s Cape Town, a fascinating Austrian style and of course our very own Daily Dose vintage. Cheers!
Dog Point, Sauvignon Blanc 2019
This wine is vintage New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, produced by one of Marlborough’s most acclaimed family estates, bursting with fresh citrus, honeydew melon and pears on the palate, buoyed by crisp acidity and mellow finish.
Saint Clair, Sauvignon Blanc 2018
This remarkable white wine exemplifies the vintage New Zealand style for the noble grape, abounding with flavours of passionfruit, and grapefruit with piping acidity leading to a beautiful finish. This winsome white wine has also scored 4.0 plus on ViVino!
Vinologist, Sauvignon Blanc 2019
This light bodied and fruit forward wine is South African winemaking maestro Marc Kent’s vision of his country’s modern wine style, booming with zesty notes of lime and gooseberry followed by flavours of pear and passion fruit
Sattlerhoff, Sudsteiermark Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Austria’s cool climes give its vintners the choice of turning out a classic Old World Sauvignon Blanc, captured perfectly bby this lovely estate wine that charms with notes of lemon zest and cut grass complimented by citrus and grape fruit flavours laced with a nice acidity.
The Daily Dose, Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Wine Park’s very own The Daily Dose Sauvignon Blanc 2019 is a fine estate wine that balances old world charm with herbaceous hints and new world personality in the form of lovely tropical fruit and citrus, livened by good acidic freshness. Now here’s you go-to summer wine!