Sauvignon Blanc’s greatest attributes lie in its fabulous array of aromatic qualities, which vary according to growing location and its treatment in the cellar. It divides into two clear styles characterised by the fragrant, zingy fresh Loire Valley style reminiscent of cut-grass, gooseberry, flint and nettles, and the contrasting Bordeaux-style, often blended with Semillon and Muscadelle and barrel-fermented to produce the richer, dry whites of Pessac-Leognan. At the same time, it is a component in the sweet, rich and luscious whites of Sauternes. In New Zealand’s Marlborough, it produces a stunning array of assertive characteristics, from the green grass, green bean, tinned pea and asparagus flavours to the more tropical spectrum of grapefruit, guava, passion fruit and mango. This grape has also grown successfully in Chile and South Africa, whose cooler spots are proving ideal for this wonderfully zingy, fresh grape variety.
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Bouchard Finlayson Walker Bay Sauvignon
A great balance has been achieved between fruit maturity and accommodating acid harmony in the final crafting of this wine. Flavours of tropical perfumes, gooseberry, lychee, green fig and herbaceousness captured over layers of creamy minerality. More tropical than grassy and expected to age well.
The wine has a pale lemon-yellow colour and a bouquet reminiscent of green figs with hints of gooseberries and an intrusion of green peppers. The wine is dry, full-bodied and has a long lingering finish.
Catherine Marshall Sauvignon
The nose has a racy crispness and the palate is crunchy, packed with gooseberries and a hint of white peach. The finish, like the nose, has a strong lime and gooseberry freshness.
Château Bel Air Perponcher Entre Deux Mers
A light yellow colour with shining glints. It has outstanding intensity, offering notes of pineapple and passion fruit, nicely balanced with a zesty finish. The mouth is soft and full-bodied with an intense and fresh finish.
Freedom Cross Sauvignon
This wine offers alluring flavours and aromas of tropical fruit with apricot and fig. There are notes of grassiness on the fresh, zesty palate and the length of finish is good.
Green Drake Chenin Sauvignon
The wine has a bright straw colour and lively aromas of gooseberry, peach and quince with notes of cut grass and fresh herbs. Crisp and fresh on the palate with intense gooseberry and apple flavours, and zesty lemon coming through on the finish.
Juniper Crossing Semillon Sauvignon
Lemon and lime, passionfruit, guava and gooseberries. Deliciously refreshing yet soft and smooth.
Ladera Verde Sauvignon
A clean, crisp Sauvignon typical of Chile, offering intense aromas of grapefruit, gooseberry and refreshing lime.
Lapostolle Casa Sauvignon
The nose is very expressive and intense with aromas of pear, peach and sweet citrus. The palate is soft and fresh with a pleasant roundness and a long finish.