Cheer On Sauvignon Blanc With Six Of Our Brightest
Toast International Sauvignon Blanc Day with six of our brightest styles of this noble white wine the world loves to drink. Celebrate the world’s second most planted white grape on its epic day.
There’s only a small clique of wine grapes that have an entire day of the year earmarked to celebrate and savour. Imagine the pull and appeal of Sauvignon Blanc given that the noble French grape enjoys top shelf status in this select club and International Sauvignon Blanc Day (May 5) commands high attention. Sauvignon Blanc is factually a French native but in truth, belongs to the whole world. Sauvignon Blanc originated in France’s Loire Valley where cool continental climes and granite sand soils yield a perfumed and fruity white wine with mineral touches that enchant the orthodox purist. The appellations of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé are adored for sublime aromatic and smokey styles while neighbouring Bordeaux crushes the grape to make dry and sweet wines, some barrel aged.
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 white wines. Sauvignon Blanc has a glistening modern history of having rooted itself in and adapted to several terroirs across the world, turning out a number of diverse styles. In the new world, Sauv Blanc has unlocked copious layers of flavours and added dimension 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 turn in 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. South Africa’s Sauvignon Blanc commands plenty popularity too for its distinctly herbaceous style. South Africa’s cool regions south of Cape Town, namely Stellenbosch thrive on cool oceanic winds and granite soils yield Sauvignon Blanc that yield a sumptuous balance of bright tropical fruit and fresh capsicum lit up with vibrant acidity. And Wine Park’s collection of Sauvignon Blanc encompasses the finest styles handpicked from the old and new world featuring classic New Zealand and interesting barrel aged expression, herbaceous South African, rare Italian and more. Toast International Sauvignon Blanc Day with six of our best. Cheers!