From the French word sauvage meaning “wild” we get the name of this green-skinned grape. Aptly named, as vines of Sauvignon Blanc would grow ferociously if they were never inhibited by the business end of a pair of pruning shears. The flavors of the wine are just as unruly, ranging from acutely grassy to joyfully tropical. Grapes grown in cooler climates tend to produce more acidic wines with flavors of grass and green bell peppers with limited tropical or floral notes. Warmer climates can intensify the tropical fruit character as long as the grower is careful to not let the grapes over ripen on the vine. Sauvignon Blanc experiences little to no enhancement from ageing in the bottle and is almost always consumed young.
The southerly islands of New Zealand provide a cool, maritime climate that is excellent for growing Sauvignon Blanc. Vineyards closer to the coast enjoy a long, steady growing season for the grapes to ripen and naturally develop their balance of acid and sugar content. The wine produced in this region tends to be more herbaceous and fruit-forward, with tropical notes taking center stage.
Our New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is deliciously fruit-forward with flavors of passion fruit, citrus zest, and undertones of pink grapefruit and lemongrass. This medium-bodied white wine displays a refreshing acidity with no oak character. A dry sauv blanc with an alcohol level of 13% by volume.
The VineCo Signature Sauvignon Blanc has one rule: consume young. With no benefits to aging, you should start enjoying this wine as soon as it’s ready. How you enjoy this wine is entirely up to you. It pairs so well with such a wide range of flavors that you can enjoy it with every course of the meal from appetizers to dessert. This versatility may explain why Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most popular options among the very short list of wines that pair well with sushi.
Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand
Passion fruit, citrus zest, undertones of pink grapefruit and lemongrass
Kit Volume: 14 L
Approximate Yield: 23 L
Ready to bottle in 6-8 weeks
Bottle labels included
|Grape Style||Sauvignon Blanc|
|White, Red, or Rose||White|
|Skin Pack Included||N|
|Ready In||8+ Weeks|