Today is Sauvignon Blanc day, and as the topic continues on Twitter (hashtag #sauvblanc, #sauvblancday), we wanted to share our top wine picks this week.
This is a pale, straw yellow colored wine, nice and light for summer drinking.
On the nose, the wine is aromatic and very pretty, dominated by aromas of tropical and citrus fruits (grapefruit, lime) and hints of quince and pineapple. From the Bordeaux region, this is a very easy to drink white wine that we’d pair with lobster rolls or a fresh shrimp salad.
Sauvignon brings flavours and crispness, while Sémillon gives fullness and rounds out the body. Grape Varieties: 60% Sémillon, 40% Sauvignon Blanc.
You can buy this delicious wine for less than $12, on sale now at wine.com.
Pale straw gold in color, this sauvignon blanc has a gorgeous nose of passion fruit, grapefruit, and cantaloupe with citrus notes of lime and lemon peel. This wine is ripe, rich, and flavorful. It’s crisp mouth feel is a great palate cleanser, elegant, with a nice, long finish.
From the Wairau Valley of Marlborough, New Zealand, the soil in this region tends to be dry, highly draining, and loamy, adding hints of herbs, pepper and subtle minerality. Yeast is added to create more depth and complexity.
Grape Varieties: 100% Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
International Wine Cellar give this wine 92 Points. It’s a great deal for under $18 on wine.com
Drink it with Artic char and lemon mustard seed sauce.
Pale straw with green hues, typical of the Marlborough region. Nose aromas of passionfruit, blackcurrant, grapefruit and green herbs, with refreshing underlying minerality. Lingering finish, and a nice, well-rounded body.
Wine.com says, “A fresh, fragrant take on Marlborough sauvignon, this blends fruit from Rapaura, Lower Wairau and the Brancott Valley. It’s long on passionfruit and tangy orange citrus flavor, firm and full in texture. Match its juicy richness with a shellfish stew.” We’d agree. Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc.
92 Points from Wine & Spirits magazine. This wine is under $18 on wine.com.
For under $10, you can experience what French wines were truly meant to be.
Pale gold in color, this sauvignon blanc is fragrant, fruity, and dry, with nose of gooseberry, lime zest, and grapefruit.
Flavors of peach, lychee fruit, and wild strawberries show through beautifully. The finish is lingering, almost buttery, with a nod toward the stoney, shale based earth these vines grow in. Balanced acidity and a crisp end note rounds out this wine profile.
This wine is pretty – perfect and affordable for weddings, brunches and parties, and will accommodate the pickiest of chardonnay or sauvignon blanc drinkers. Drink it while eating cake, scones, or pastries!
Golden yellow in color, with bright lemon notes immediately coming to the forefront. This wine pops with citrus intensity, and aromas of ripe peaches and stone fruits.
The nose hints at lychee, melon, and apricot. Mouth feel is clean and refreshing, a nice, fresh wine for summer drinking. Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc.
We hope these wines inspire you for your next summer dinner party, and please join us for Sauvignon Blanc Day next June 21st!
Most wines provided courtesy of Pasternak Wines.