Wine lovers all over the world are celebrating what is probably the most popular wine today.
Sauvignon Blanc translates to ‘Wild White’ or ‘Savage White’ because the grapes originally grew wild in the Loire Valley and Bordeaux in the southwest of France until they were tamed by winemakers to create a wine that is the only wine that some wine lovers will drink.
The amazing thing about Sauvignon Blanc is that it is one of the few varietals that grows well across the globe. In the colder regions the wine has flavours of lime and apple, and in hotter regions the wines taste more like passion fruit or peach.
Sauvignon Blanc is also probably the most versatile wine when it comes to food because it pairs with just about anything…but it does pair particularly well with green herbs like parsley, rosemary, basil and mint.
South Africa producers definitely give the Bordeaux region a run for their money when it comes to producing Sauvignon Blanc…so do pop into the Wine Village this weekend and choose one or two or six of the most fantastic Sauvignon Blancs in the world.