Sauvignon Blanc: The Chameleon

Learn About Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Blanc, you are different wines in different places and thus are rightly called a chameleon. Your wine style is as varied as the soil you’re grown in, making you a true barometer of the landscape. You have left Oregano, Thyme and Tarragon trails in the gravels of Bordeaux and ripe fig and melon in the sands of California. In the chalks of the Loire Valley you can burst of lemon grass and gunflint, while across the globe in New Zealand, one may say that you possess pink grapefruit or gooseberries. You have a natural tendency to be dry, yet aromatic with high acidity. You can be quite fresh and herbaceous; however, it is not unlikely to be sharply etched in flavor and even somewhat crisp. Light and sometimes medium-bodied, you are not opposed to picking up more weight if given the opportunity to age in a barrel. In that event, Sauvignon Blanc, you tend to give yourself over to the wood of the barrel, assimilating your fruity high notes into something broader and more mouth filling. If there is a place with cool temperatures and lots of sun, you will be found there. Your vigor [...]