From Citrus To Green Pepper
Ahead of Sauvignon Blanc Day on Friday, May 6, 2022, find out why we celebrate the day, what makes this grape variety special, what can you expect from a typical Sauvignon Blanc, and the best glass to highlight its profile.
#SauvBlancDay was created in 2010 by St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery in Napa Valley, California. The day offers SB drinkers a special day to celebrate their favorite bottles of this aromatic white variety with thousands of others worldwide.
This variety is typically dominant in fruit: ranging from citrus to tropical depending on where it is grown. Think white peach, grapefruit, honeydew melon and passionfruit.
To balance this, it offers a variety of green, vegetal aromas like fresh grass, asparagus, and green pepper and a decent hit of acidity, particularly those wines coming from France.
It is not typically high in alcohol and generally designed to be enjoyed young and vibrant, rather than cellared.