Sauvignon Blanc is a beloved white grape variety that is widely enjoyed in Singapore for its refreshing taste and delightful aromas. Originally from France, this versatile grape has become a popular choice among wine enthusiasts for its crisp acidity and subtle flavors. Whether paired with seafood, salads, or spicy dishes, Sauvignon Blanc is a perfect choice for any occasion. So why not try a glass of this delicious wine and experience its unique character for yourself?
Let’s talk about Sauvignon Blanc and unravel its secrets. This type of white wine never disappoints — it’s perfect for casual get-togethers and special occasions. So, what makes Sauvignon Blanc special?
The Origin of Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc was discovered growing wild on the shores of the Loire Valley in France, where it is still planted. Its name comes from the French term ‘Sauvage,’ which means wild.
Grape growers soon adopted this wild grapevine and turned it into the region’s flagship grape — the Loire Valley’s darling. The appellations of Pouilly Fumé and Sancerre are amongst the best sources for the grape. Of course, Sauvignon’s fame caused people to experiment with it elsewhere. Sauvignon Blanc plays a crucial role in Bordeaux and feels right at home in New Zealand, Chile and California, to mention a few.
What Does Sauvignon Blanc Taste Like?
Sauvignon Blanc produces refreshing white wines with a sharp but balanced acidity — this tartness makes Sauvignon compatible with seafood, white fish, salads and fresh cheese. Sauvignon Blanc wines are perfect when it’s warm outside, as they’re incredibly refreshing.
Sauvignon is also known for its exciting aromas. When grown in cold climates, wine made with Sauvignon reveals herbal and vegetal scents and hints of minerality. However, if grown in sunnier areas, Sauvignon offers tropical fruit aromas, including lychee and guava. Both Sauvignon styles are enjoyable, so try them and find your favourite!
Sauvignon Blanc Wines to Try in Singapore
Toi Toi Malborough Sauvignon Blanc. With intense aromatic notes, this New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is such a value for money. A juicy and lively concentrated palate, this wine has received multiple awards.
Viu Manent Reserva Sauvignon Blanc. Chile offers great Sauvignon Blanc at unbeatable prices. The South American version of this noble white grape offers old-world scents with ripe fruit over a mineral and palate. This is a delicious, easy-to-drink wine best enjoyed on its own or with fried finger food.
Stone Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. New Zealand makes fantastic Sauvignon, and Stone Bay is an excellent ambassador. The nose opens with guava and lychee scents, followed by ripe white fruit and hints of herbaceousness over a pleasantly dry palate. Enjoy it with all types of seafood.
Passel Estate Sauvignon Blanc. This Australian Sauvignon Blanc from the reputable Margaret River region has an old-world feel, with enticing herbal scents and refreshing acidity followed by a lengthy aftertaste. Enjoy with fresh and cured cheese or mussels cooked in wine.
Antigal 7 Treasures Sauvignon Blanc. This Sauvignon Blanc from Argentina has Vibrant aromas of lemon, grapefruit, mango, and passion fruit, backed by noted freshly cut herbs.
Dee Vine Estate Sauvignon Blanc. Dee Vine Estate is a winery established from the traditional family vineyards of Michele and Domenico Scarfone, two brothers who emigrated from Southern Italy in 1956 to settle at Nericon within the Riverina area of Australia. Vibrant and fresh, this delicious Sauvignon Blanc is overflowing with fruity flavours. and revel in its luscious lime, tropical fruit and sweet green apple flavours.
Santa Lucia Sauvignon Blanc. This Chilean Sauvignon Blanc has notes of white flowers, pineapples, tropical fruits, and dry fruits, a fresh and round palate with aromas of lemon and grapefruit.
Add Sauvignon Blanc to Your Wine Collection in Singapore
Sauvignon Blanc produces refreshing wines with layered bouquets and a lengthy aftertaste. It’s easy to see why the noble varietal has become popular in recent decades. The best part? Sauvignon Blanc is rarely expensive, so it offers excellent value for its price.
Having a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc in the fridge is an easy way to entertain guests and treat yourself to a mouth-watering glass of white. If you want to experience Sauvignon Blanc in Singapore, explore our selection of wines at EC Wines.