Green skinned grape that originates from Bordeaux France. It is said the name comes from the French Sauvage meaning savage and blanc meaning white.
Wine critics used the words “crisp, elegant and fresh” to describe Sauvignon Blanc, while sommeliers equally often use the term ‘cats piss’ to explain the non perfect version that turn terribly acidic.
World Regions: France (Loire) Chile and New Zealand
Glass: All narrower white, aromas directly to nose
Storage Temperature: 10-16 degrees
Serving Temperature: 8 degrees
Flavour Characteristics: Fresh and Crisp, Aromatic, Lemon, Grapefruit, and Fresh Cut Grass
Acid Level: Medium-High
Food Match: Oysters, Seafood, Chicken
Herb Match: Tarragon, Chives, Pine Nuts
Dessert: Sorbet, Key Lime Pie