Friday 24th April is the day to celebrate the wonderful flavours of the Sauvignon Blanc grape variety. Many people associate this grape with the crisp, grassy, gooseberry taste of the New Zealand Marlboroughs, but we also stock some stunningly different wines from the same grape from its natural home in the Loire, as well as from Chile and South Africa.
Always crisp and clean, the grape gets some real flavour from the soil it is grown in and the climate of the vineyards.
Join other wine lovers and raise a toast to this very interesting and rewarding grape variety!
Available from The Wine Loft, we have:
Domaine Michel Girard Sancerre from France at £14.50. This is a well-crafted Sancerre – it has a pure Sauvignon style with fragrant aromas of gooseberries and citrus and a waft of stony minerality. Full and round in the mouth, it has a real abundance of fruit, supported by elegant acidity.
The Cloud Factory from Marlborough in New Zealand at £8.50.This wine is quintessentially of its source. Its nose is as if someone has cut some wet grass just beside you! You can smell the gooseberry bushes. It is light, dry and instantly revives your senses.
Greywacke from New Zealand at £17.50. Made by Kevin Judd who founded Cloudy Bay and made the world notice the vibrancy of Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs. This wine has all the characteristics of the classic whites from this region. Crisp yet delicate, robust yet subtle, light yet lengthy. Do try…and tell your friends!
And a few others…
Sierra Grande (Chile) – £6.50 or 2 for £2
Emiliana (Chile) – £8.50
Moko Black (New Zealand) – £9.00
Coopers Creek (New Zealand) – £12.50
Petit Clos (New Zealand) – £14.00
The Quickie (Australia) – £14.50
False Bay (South Africa) – £7.50
Circumstance (South Africa) – £13.00
La Renardiere Pouilly Fumé (France) – £16.00
Camillona (Italy) – £10.00