Welcome to Vine to Wine this is your host Linda Moran. We haven't talked about Sauvignon Blanc in quite awhile. Wines made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape are among my favorite white wines. I must admit, I like them better than Chardonnay. I know, many of you only drink Chardonnay. You like many Americans consider it the white wine. But by drinking only Chardonnay you're missing out on some other fabulous white wines. Today we're going to explore Sauvignon Blanc.
In the United States it's called Sauvignon Blanc or Fume Blanc. In France it's Pouilly-Fume, Graves or the sweet wine made from Sauvignon Blanc is Sancerre. Sauvignon Blanc is known for its fragrance they are often grassy or have apple, pear or melon and citrus in the smell. These are positive characteristics that really show off the grape. To me the best Sauvignon Blanc is fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks. They are crisp, refreshing and makes a great wine to before and with dinner. Sauvignon Blanc that has been fermented or aged in oak barrels will have many of the rich characteristics and texture that oak imparts to Chardonnay and can be quite appealing. Most Sauvignon Blanc will go well with a wide variety of foods, I find it much more versatile in this respect than Chardonnay. So do yourself a favor and take a chance on a Sauvignon Blanc there are lots to choose from and many of them are less expensive than Chardonnay, one more good reason to give them a try. And thanks for joining me on today's Vine to Wine.