Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is a variety original from Val de Loire, though there is still the false belief it is from Bourdeaux.

Sauvignon Blanc is a variety with early-mid ripening, very vigorous and therefore it is advised to graft it on a low-productivity clone and in soils with low fertility so this strength can be controlled. It has small packed clusters with also small berries.  Sauvignon Blanc is highly susceptible to botrytis cinerea, as well as wood diseases and powdery mildew, but not to downy mildew. Vineyards set in cordon royat are likely to suffer eutypa dieback.

During the last decades, Sauvignon Blanc variety has spread unbridled all around the world. Sauvignon Blanc wines present a high acidity and a taste range linked to green material such as grass, leaves, nettles and currants when there are early harvests. Another common feature in Sauvignon Blanc wines is the distinctive aggressive “cat box” stench, especially in cold climate areas. When the harvest is over-ripened wines are bland, weak and boring.

Sauvignon Blanc is the third most planted variety in France, after Ugni Blanc y Chardonnay. In the Aquitaine region (Bourdeaux and Bergerac) there are excellent Sauvignon Blanc wines, where sometimes coupage wines are produced together with French oak-cask aged Sémillon, as for instance those from the AOC Pessac-Léognan.

But it is in Loire where Sauvignon Blanc finds its purest expression, particularly in Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, where mono-variety wines are produced without cask-ageing. Here the simplest wines are acid, dry, fresh and with green-fruits flavour, but the finest wines, coming from flint and clay-limestone soils, will need a long time in the bottle to develop all their potential.

The best Sauvignon Blanc wineries are: Didier Dagueneau, Pascal Cotat, Vincent Pinard y Alphonse Mellot.

Spain is too hot a country to be able to yield good Sauvignon Blanc wines, however, the most important plantations of this variety are in Castilla La Mancha and Castilla León, where this grape has gained importance equal to Verdejo, at the Rueda designation of origin.  Some examples of Rueda Sauvignon Blanc are: Marqués de Riscal, José Pariente, Vinos Sanz (Finca La Colina), Martivilli y Sitios de Bodega (Palacio de Menade). In Cataluña, Tayaimgut and Torres Fransola, located at the Penedés appellation are two other examples worth considering. 

Synonyms: Blanc Fumé, Sauvignon Fumé

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Wine with Sauvignon Blanc

Jardins Blanco 2016
Quantity:
5,00 €
PK --
88
Corazón Loco Blanco 2013
Quantity:
5,75 €
Eco / Bio
PK --
84
Type of wine Young White Winery Bodega Iniesta Appellation VT Castilla Grapes Verdejo, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat
Montespina Sauvignon 2016
Quantity:
5,75 €
PK --
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Type of wine Young White Winery Bodegas Avelino Vegas Appellation Rueda Grapes Sauvignon Blanc
Lo Virol Blanco 2016
Quantity:
6,00 €
bottle x6: 5,70 €/u. (-5%)
PK --
--
Guillamina 2016
Quantity:
6,55 €
PK --
85
Cigonyes Blanc 2016
Quantity:
6,60 €
bottle x6: 6,25 €/u. (-5%)
PK --
--
Type of wine Young White Winery Castillo de Perelada Appellation Empordà Grapes Macabeo, Sauvignon Blanc
Espelt Mareny 2016
Quantity:
6,65 €
PK --
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Type of wine Young White Winery Espelt Viticultors Appellation Empordà Grapes Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc
Blanco Nieva Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Quantity:
6,80 €
PK --
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Type of wine Young White Winery Viñedos de Nieva Appellation Rueda Grapes Sauvignon Blanc
Basa 2016
Quantity:
6,95 €
Charming
Eco / Bio
bottle x6: 6,60 €/u. (-5%)
PK --
--
Jané Ventura Blanc Selecció 2015
Quantity:
6,95 €
Eco / Bio
PK85
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Martivilli Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Quantity:
7,15 €
bottle x6: 6,80 €/u. (-5%)
PK --
--
Type of wine Young White Winery Ángel Lorenzo Cachazo Appellation Rueda Grapes Sauvignon Blanc
Kpi 2013
Quantity:
7,60 €
Amphora
PK --
85
Type of wine Barrel Aged White Winery Daniel Ramos Appellation Table wine Grapes Sauvignon Blanc
Abadal Blanc 2016
Quantity:
7,80 €
bottle x6: 7,40 €/u. (-5%)
PK --
--
Albet i Noya Lignum Blanc 2015
Quantity:
8,45 €
Eco / Bio
PK --
90
Type of wine Barrel Aged White Winery Albet i Noya Appellation Penedés Grapes Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay
Bertha Umami 2016
Quantity:
8,50 €
PK --
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Type of wine Young White Winery Bertha Appellation Penedés Grapes Macabeo, Xarel.lo, Muscat, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
Tayaimgut Fresc 2016
Quantity:
8,65 €
PK --
--
Type of wine Young White Winery Tayaimgut Appellation Penedés Grapes Sauvignon Blanc
Marqués de Riscal Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Quantity:
8,75 €
bottle x6: 8,30 €/u. (-5%)
PK --
--
Château Marjosse 2015
Quantity:
8,85 €
PK --
--
Château Thieuley Blanc 2015
Quantity:
9,10 €
PK --
--
Présidial Blanc Thunevin 2014
Quantity:
9,60 €
bottle x6: 9,10 €/u. (-5%)
PK --
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Type of wine Young White Winery Thunevin Appellation Bordeaux Grapes Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Gramona Gessamí 2016
Quantity:
9,65 €
bottle x6: 9,15 €/u. (-5%)
PK --
--
Type of wine Young White Winery Gramona Appellation Penedés Grapes Moscatel, Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc
Michel Lynch Bordeaux Blanc 2016
Quantity:
10,00 €
Charming
PK --
--
Type of wine Young White Winery J.M. Cazes Appellation Bordeaux Grapes Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
Menade Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Quantity:
10,10 €
PK --
--
Type of wine Young White Winery Bodegas Menade Appellation Rueda Grapes Sauvignon Blanc
Auzells 2016
Quantity:
10,80 €
PK --
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Château de la Reynaudie Blanc 2011
Quantity:
10,95 €
PK --
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Type of wine Young White Winery Château de la Reynaudie Appellation Bergerac Grapes Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Wine in moderation
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