A classic summer white wine, sauvignon blanc is available in a range of price points. Read on to learn more about how to drink and enjoy this refreshing crowd-pleaser.
Sauvignon blanc origin:
Loire Valley, France, which then provided inspiration for the grape to be grown in New Zealand, Australia, and California.
Sauvignon blanc is best served between 43°F and 48°F.
Most bottles fall between 12.5 and 14.5 percent alcohol.
Sauvignon blanc aging potential:
Sauvignon blanc is best served young. Store for no longer than 1 to 3 years.
The wine's finish:
Sauvignon blanc is zippy and bright, but can be smooth and round if barrel-aged or fermented.
Primary sauvignon blanc flavors
Citrus, kiwifruit, gooseberries, melons, green apples, herbs, and fresh grass.
The wine's body:
The wine's color:
Prominent wine-making regions:
New Zealand, California
Suggested sauvignon blanc glassware:
White wine glass
Try sauvignon blanc with these dishes:
- Goat cheese
- Lemon-spiked fish and chicken
- Dishes brimming with herbs
Favorite sauvignon blancs to try at Publix: