International Sauvignon Blanc Day! Let's Talk Sauvignon

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Celebrating Sauvignon Blanc
For International Sauvignon Blanc Day we’ve decided to shine a spotlight on what has become the world’s favourite white wine with its distinctively aromatic, dry style. Beloved for its vibrancy, Sauvignon Blanc offers a refreshing and flavourful experience.

Spiritual Home: France
Its original home in France’s Loire Valley is where you’ll find it in its purest form and names like Sancerre, Pouilly Fumé are justly famous across the world. Here, Sauvignon Blanc exudes minerality and zesty freshness, often with delicate notes of elderflower and green fruit.

The New Zealand Revolution
New Zealand, though, is probably responsible for its current world-wide standing. They built the entire country’s wine-producing reputation on the back of their bold, bright and exuberant interpretation of the variety. Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand bursts with passionfruit, gooseberry, and a distinctive grassy note – a style that conquered the globe.

A Tale of Two Sauvignons
So, while it’s a grape seen across the world, it’s wines from these two areas that we’ve paired up to put in our duo pack to mark International Sauvignon Blanc Day.

Loire Valley: Elegance and Restraint
Our first wine is a classic Touraine white all bright citrus with a touch of blossom. This Sauvignon Blanc showcases the elegance of the Loire Valley, with a subtle complexity and a crisp, refreshing acidity. It's a beautiful example of why the Loire is the grape's spiritual home.

Marlborough: Bold and Expressive
Our second wine is a vibrant and expressive Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from one of the winemakers who put New Zealand on the map. Bursting with tropical fruit flavours and a zesty herbaceous character, it's a classic example of the bold style that seduced wine lovers around the world.

A World of Flavour
Compare and contrast these wines paying particular attention to flavour profiles resulting from the differing winemaking styles, and the soils and climate from where they come. This 'Duo Pack' offers a captivating journey through the world of Sauvignon Blanc – a true celebration of this remarkable grape.

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