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Discover Sauvignon Blanc : Celebrating an essential grape variety

Découvrez le Sauvignon Blanc : La Célébration d'un cépage incontournable

2 May marks a special day for wine lovers around the world: Sauvignon Blanc Day. A celebration dedicated to this emblematic grape variety, which produces wines of incomparable aromatic richness and elegance.

Origins and history

Originating in the Loire Valley in France, Sauvignon Blanc is a grape variety that has conquered the whole world. Its name derives from the French word ‘sauvage’, because of its wild origins. However, it quickly became domesticated and is now one of the most widely cultivated grape varieties in renowned wine-growing regions such as New Zealand, South Africa and California.

Profile and terroirs

Sauvignon Blanc is renowned for its distinctive aromatic profile, characterised by aromas of tropical fruit, lime, grapefruit and a hint of freshly cut grass. On the palate, it offers lively acidity and a refreshing finish, making it ideal for accompanying a wide range of dishes.

Terroir plays an essential role in the expression of Sauvignon Blanc. From the limestone soils of the Loire to the volcanic soils of New Zealand, each region brings its own influence to this versatile grape variety. Climatic conditions, sun exposure and viticultural methods also help to shape the unique character of each wine.


Food and wine pairing

Sauvignon Blanc pairs perfectly with a variety of dishes, thanks to its refreshing acidity and aromatic palette. From seafood to spring salads and dishes based on fresh goat's cheese, the possibilities are endless. For a perfect match, opt for light, fresh dishes that will bring out the vivacity and complexity of this wine.

To fully explore the diversity of Sauvignon Blanc, don't hesitate to taste wines from different wine-growing regions. Compare the styles of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé from the Loire with the vibrant Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand or the more subtle versions from Italy and Spain.

Psst : Vitivalor Wines has put together a small selection of white wines for you :

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This Sauvignon Blanc Day, take the time to celebrate this exceptional grape variety and discover new wines that will awaken your senses. Whether enjoyed on its own or with a fine meal, Sauvignon Blanc is a wine that promises a memorable experience with every sip. Cheers! 🥂


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