To describe the fresh, food-friendly acidity of Sauvignon Blanc, break out the z-words--zingy! zippy! zesty!
Recipes to Pair with Sauvignon Blanc
Crisp and aromatic, with lots of citrus and grassy flavors, Sauvignon Blanc is freakishly food-friendly, excelling beside seafood, chicken, and moderately spicy dishes.
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More Pairing Suggestions
Sauvignon Blanc's bright acidity and herbal aromas also make it a great choice with green salads (try tossing some goat cheese on there) and vegetarian dishes. Sauvignon Blanc is one of the few wines that can endure asparagus and raw tomatoes. It also likes dishes that are prepared with herbs, particularly cilantro and parsley.
Where Sauvignon Blanc Calls Home
Sauvignon Blanc is the star of the Loire region of France. It also shines in Bordeaux, where it is often blended with Semillon (to add richness). In the New World, New Zealand has emerged as a prime spot for Sauvignon Blanc, along with Chile and California.
These aromatic wines are often at their best when still young. So try recent vintages, when the fresh citrus and tropical fruit flavors are at their lip-smacking best.
Aromas: Grass, gooseberry, nettles, herbs, tropical fruit, citrus, and fig.