Worldwide, there are over 500 grape varieties of which wine is produced from. Grape varieties and their own distinctive properties are the most important flavour characteristics from which you can recognise a wine. The aromas and flavours of different grape varieties forms a wine to what it is. You could be charmed by a wine and characteristics of a grape variety or quiver because it doesn’t suit your pallet.
We will describe numerous grape varieties as a guide line for you. Whenever you’re in a supermarket and indecisive about what kind of wine to purchase, think of this guide line and let it help you in the decision making process.
The Sauvingnon Blanc grape is an aromatic grape variety for white wine, it produces wines that are dry, fresh and quick to drink. There are many wine regions in the world that produce Sauvignon Blanc, but it’s originally planted first in France. With great brands such as Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre from the Loire valley, it’s the most important region for the Sauvignon Blanc. The Sauvignon Blanc grape has contributed to the success of the New-Zealand wine, which stands out because of its unique freshness and certain grassiness, a typical New-Zealand wine flavour feature. Oak matured Sauvignon Blanc is usually called Blanc Fumé. Early picked Sauvignon Blanc has an expressive aroma of buxus, citrus fruit, grass, asparagus, flowers and nettle. The sauvignon is sensitive for extreme heat and thrives best in cool vineyards.
The Sauvignon Blanc grape can be picked in several stages of ripeness, this way the grassy aromas can be combined with mature elements of fruit. One can recognise the following flavours in a Sauvignon Blanc; green apple, gooseberries, grapefruit, pineapple, asparagus and mowed grass.