Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc

Our new vintages are currently in production and just a few weeks away from gracing your presence! There’s truly no better time than now to highlight one of the delicious varietals we’re bringing back with this release- Sauvignon Blanc! 

Most people either love or hate this crisp, dry, and refreshing white. We are on the side of loving Sauvignon Blanc, obviously, and are excited to share fun facts about this delicious wild white!!

Things to make you sound like an expert: 

  • There’s 275,000 acres of this varietal across the planet.
  • Sauvignon Blanc comes from the French words ‘sauvage’ which means wild and ‘blanc’ that means white – Wild White! 
  • The best regions for growing this varietals are New Zealand, France, and the United States.
  • It is best served at 50 degrees, and can be poured right from your refrigerator…or cellar if you’re extra fancy! 
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, is a cross between Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc.

Wander + Ivy Sauv B!

Each Wander + Ivy bottle showcases a fun animal! Our Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from the renowned Marlborough region in New Zealand and has a super cute kiwi on the front label. The kiwi is the national icon of NZ and unofficial national emblem. Fun fact: the kiwi is a flightless bird and a symbol for the uniqueness of New Zealand wildlife. Today, New Zealanders are often called ‘Kiwis,’ a nickname bestowed on them by Australian soldiers in the First World War.

Flavor Profiles

Sauv B has very distinct flavor profiles, which likely contributes to the peoples’ love it or hate it mentality. Some varietal may include flavor profiles of grass, vegetation, even minerality while others are super fruity, green peppery, or herby. A wide range in profiles ensure you’ll be kept on your toes. If you’ve been working on your tasting skills – Sauv B’s are great practice because of how diverse they can be! Refresh on the 4-steps to tasting wine here

Pairings 

The most important section of this post! It pairs well with light meats like chicken and fish and is phenomenal with sushi. Sushi is notorious for not pairing or playing well with other wines. Take out sushi with a glass of Sauv B? Boom, we just planned your next date night! This varietal is also delish with herb heavy dishes as well as goat cheeses!

Set the Scene

Wrapping this up with a bit of visualization, since it is cold in Denver and we’re dreaming of warmer summer weather. Take a moment to picture yourself, dolled up for a day with friends. It’s a hot sunny summer day. You’re hanging with your pals on a patio somewhere, not thinking about winter weather OR a pandemic. You pour yourself a crisp cold glass of Sauv B, fresh from the refrigerator at 50 degrees! Not a worry in the world, just a delicious glass in hand. Life is good! Cheers!

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