Sauvignon Blanc is known as the Avis of the white wine grape world, always playing second fiddle to Chardonnay, the big number one wine grape variety. While Chardonnay is complex, Sauvignon Blanc is simple, but its simplicity is quite frankly its biggest attribute. In North America, it is the second most popular commercial wine.
Wines produced from Sauvignon Blanc grapes have noticeable acidity and are often described having grassy tastes. These wines are crisp and often tart and often flinty. Believe it or not experts often describe as the odour from Sauvignon Blanc as cat pee. Those of us that have cats will attest that those so called experts must have been sniffing something else to come up with this description.
Sauvignon Blanc probably offers the wine loving cook the most versatility. With intense flavour and excellent acidity, Sauvignon Blanc dazzles with its ability to infuse dishes with flavour, while providing the acidic underpinning that they need to stay “alive” on the palate.
If you are looking for a perfect dry summer wine look no further than Sauvignon Blanc. This month you will find Vintners Reserve French Sauvignon Blanc on sale, it comes highly recommended.