SAUVIGNON BLANC originates from France Loire Valley. It blooms late and ripening period is also longer than many other white grapes. Sauvignon Blanc is very fertile kind, so winemakers have to control grape quantity so the wine would reach the best concentration. Probably the best climate for this grape is the one with average colder temperature, which allows a slow ripening.
Most today’s SAUVIGNON BLANC are fermented in low temperature in the stainless steal tanks in order for wine to develop more young (unripe) fruit flavours. Colder climate Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of green grass, gooseberries, black currant (berries and branches), while warmer climate develops sweeter flavours and aromas such as white peach or melon.
Most SAUVIGNON BLANC in Europe are produced by France, followed by Spain and Italy. Sauvignon Blanc is a “parent” to Cabernet Sauvignon. Natural cross happened between Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc in France in 17th century, creating one of the most popular red grape varieties in the world today – Cabernet Sauvignon.
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