Sauvignon Blanc - Origin of the grape variety
White wine plays an important role in South Africa. About 55% of the total vineyard area locally is planted with white wine. Originally from the Loire Valley in France, Sauvignon Blanc is one of the best-known white wine grape varieties in the world.
In contrast to the white wine grape variety Chenin Blanc Sauvignon Blanc is widely known in Germany. The mineral acidity, as well as the strong dependence of the climate are ideal for the cultivation of Sauvignon Blanc in South Africa.
Sauvignon Blanc Wines - smell and taste
The aromas of Sauvignon Blanc are very diverse compared to other grape varieties. Sauvignon Blanc can taste not only tangy and fresh, but also dry-full and spicy. People also like to talk about a "green note", reminiscent of freshly cut grass or peppers.
Sauvignon Blanc can also smell and taste very intensely of tropical fruits. Aromas such as pineapple, citrus, gooseberry and lychee are common. With South African Sauvignon Blancs, an intense taste experience is preprogrammed for every wine lover.
Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa
The Sauvignon Blanc wines from South Africa are usually vinified very dry. In South Africa, too, Sauvignon Blancs are fermented and stored in both steel tanks and wooden barrels. However, the grape variety in South Africa is often only vinified in steel tanks and therefore has a very nice freshness.
The grape variety Sauvignon Blanc is particularly popular in South Africa because of its great diversity. Sauvignon Blancs range in flavor from green and crisp to tropical fruit. The very high number of hours of sunshine also allows the grape variety to grow very well and gives the grapes a particularly intense aroma. The unique climate coupled with the diverse soils contribute to the fact that South African Sauvignon Blancs are in great demand worldwide.
Sauvignon Blanc - Order Online in the store
In our Online store we offer a very large selection of Sauvignon Blanc wines from various wineries in South Africa.
The Life from Stone Sauvignon Blanc from the winery Springfield or the Sauvignon Blanc from the winery Delaire Graff Winery are among the classics from South Africa. Also very special Sauvignon Blanc wines like the Sauvignon Blanc Cellar Selection from the winery Kleine Zalze inspire wine lovers around the world.
In our Online store you will find a large selection of South African Sauvignon Blancs from various wineries. The WineStore ( www.the-winestore.com) makes it very easy and reliable to order Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa.