You love, we love, everybody loves Sauvignon Blanc!
This is one of the most widely planted wine grapes in the world, and because of this, it has a wide range of styles and flavours. We are so privileged to celebrate this varietal on 7 May, with the rest of the world’s Sauvignon Blanc lovers!
The perfect wine to enjoy on those hot summer days lazing by the pool or at a Sunday braai with your friends. Typical flavours you pick up are lime, kiwi, green apple, passion fruit and guava. The ripeness of the grapes when picked will influence the characters in the wine, ranging from zesty lime to a beautiful floral peach. On the nose, you will find gooseberries, grass, celery, and lemongrass.
We at Le Pommier are proud to be part of the Sauvignon Blanc family. Our’s is a 100% Sauvignon Blanc and all the grapes are grown on our own farm. On the nose, you can smell gooseberry, tropical fruit with a hint of nettles. The palate shows lime, citrus and gooseberry fruit with a flinty, mineral finish.
This wine is best served chilled. Pop your bottle into the refrigerator one hour before serving or chill the wine in an ice bath. You can store your unopened bottles in a dry, cool and room temperate area, away from windows and direct sunlight. It can be stored upright or horizontal on your wine rack.
Best foods to pair with your favourite Sauvignon Blanc:
This easy wine pairs well with white meat, perfect with oven roasted-chicken and pork chops. Fish and seafood pairs very well since it’s so light and fresh, it is also one of the few wines that pair well with sushi.
Salads and quiches are great meals to enjoy with this grape varietal. Fresh summer desserts like pavlova and fruit tarts are perfect partners.
At Le Pommier, we love the flavour combination when served with our authentic chicken pie, spicy prawn curry or our popular Camembert and cherry tomato starter.
But overall, it is the ultimate everyday drinking wine, ideal for any occasion.
I few interesting facts about Sauvignon Blanc that you might not know:
- Sauvignon Blanc is the mother of Cabernet Sauvignon. The father was Cabernet Franc.
- Sauvignon Blanc was first planted in New Zealand’s Marlborough region in the mid-1970s.
- Very easy wine to match to food with. A great tip to remember, it pairs beautifully with almost anything you would squeeze lemon over.
- It has a best friend – Sauvignon Blanc is often blended with Sémillon.
- This green-skinned grape variety originates from the Bordeaux region of France.
- Has a wild side – the grape most likely gets its name from the French words Sauvage (“wild”) and blanc (“white”).
- It was also one of the first fine wines to be bottled with a screwcap.
Pour yourself a glass and cheers to this beautiful grape varietal! Let’s Celebrate! #LoveLePommier