Sauvignon Blanc is a versatile grape grown all over the world. With a medium body and high levels of acidity, the wine produced is a refreshing tipple that goes well with a number of foods.
The grape tends to take on a different taste profile in every region that it is grown, so there are a multitude of Sauvignon Blanc styles. Corks Out has a diverse selection of bottles from across the globe to buy online, so you are guaranteed to find a white wine to match your preference.
Choosing the right Sauvignon Blanc style
Sauvignon Blanc wines have a distinctive taste accompanied by a high level of natural acidity and an aromatic personality.
The grape can take on various characteristics depending on the region it is grown in, which include:
- Loire Valley - Sauvignon Blanc takes on a steely and austere quality with higher acidic and lower alcohol levels in France, where is used to make Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé. This highly strung personality arises from the chalky soil and lower temperatures, which cause the grapes not to ripen as fully. Clean and crisp flavours of citrus fruits and cut grass are also present.
- Marlborough, New Zealand - the grapes have a high acidity from the cool ocean breeze, which is accompanied by fruity tropical and sweet tangy gooseberry notes from the long sunny days. The two elements work together well to produce New Zealand wines with perfectly balanced flavours, such as the Two Rivers and iconic Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc.
- California - the warmer sunny climate gives the grapes a chance to ripen nicely, resulting in a richer herbaceous flavour containing pear, melon and fig with a reduced level of acidity. Sauvignon Blanc is also often oaked in California, which produces the distinctive creamy and smoky Fumé Blanc style.
Sauvignon and Sémillon
Corks Out also has a selection of wines that contain both Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon grapes, including the Chateau d'Yquem from the Bordeaux region and The Liberator Episode Four "The Pie Chart" 2011 from South Africa.
This blend creates a wine with great richness and a distinctive aroma from the Sauvignon Blanc grapes, while the Sémillon grapes add great structure, power and longevity.
Corks Out has Sauvignon Blanc wines and other quality whites such as Viognier, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio to buy online, with single bottle purchases available on all our stock.
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