This one goes out to all my Sauvy B loving ladies looking to get their refreshing sip on this summer. If you don’t know what Sauvy B is we probably aren’t friends, but to be fair I will tell you it is the wine my girlfriends and I all love, Sauvignon Blanc. No really, we LOOOOVE it…at my wedding we ran out of Sauv Blanc before the cocktail hour was even over. That’s love peeps (and probably overindulgence too). So in honor of all my girls this post on our favorite bevvy is for you. Smooch!
Flavors: intense herbal and grassy green notes with fruit flavors ranging from grapefruit and tropical fruit to green apple, kiwi and white peach also showcasing high levels of minerality
Food Pairing: perfect with goat cheese, meals containing lots of greens like salad or dishes with lots of fresh herbs, also white meat and fish or shellfish
Find a Bottle: Knowing your regions is important! New Zealand, specifically Marlborough, has an herbal character (think grass, herbs, gooseberry) with fruit flavors of grapefruit and tropical citrus. Sauv Blanc from Bordeaux is going to have more green apple and a higher minerality (chalk, wet concrete…not even kidding, what would it taste like if you licked the cold wet concrete, THAT taste).
Featured Wines: Both wines are from Costco and true to the flavor profiles described above.
- Solar Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Bordeaux, 12% Alcohol, $6.99
- Ti Point Kirkland Signature Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Marlborough, 13% Alcohol, $7.99
Fun Fact: “Bordeaux is where Sauvignon Blanc originated and it’s very old. In fact, it’s older than Cabernet Sauvignon, a genetic cross of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc that occured sometime during the 1600′s.” – Wine Folly