interesting facts about sauvignon blanc

Sauvignon Blanc, also called Blanc Fumé, is one of the white wine varieties that are most widespread worldwide. After Chardonnay, it is the most important quality variety. The cultivation of the wine, originally from the French Loire Valley, does not stand still, between the years 2000 and 2010 it experienced an increase of as much as 70%. The mutations of Sauvignon Blanc include varieties such as Sauvignon Gris, Sauvignon Rose, Sauvignon Noir or Sauvignon Violet.
The plant can be recognized by an open shoot tip, which is slightly reddish and has a hairy surface. The leaves are yellowish and also hairy. The berry of Sauvignon Blanc grows small and close to each other. It is cylindrical and has a slight yellow color when ripe.
A warm location with fertile soil, which must not be too dry, is important for the correct ripening of the berry. Due to the fact that the leaves and the berries grow so close to each other, this is a planting which is associated with high effort.
The spicy buckett of Sauvignon Blanc is reminiscent of a black currant with a grassy, green note. In some cases, it has a paprika aroma when full maturity is reached. In terms of taste, our wine of the week is very versatile. The acid structure can be ideally combined with seafood, fish, poultry, but also with veal or fresh asparagus dishes. Sauvignon Blanc is also served as an aperitif.