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World Tour of Sauvignon Blanc

Loire | Marlborough | Maipo 750 ml
  • Tastes like
  • Passionfruit
  • Citrus
  • Green Herb
  • Good with
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Its also
  • Ecological
  • 90+
¥350
¥500
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    Description

    Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most popular white wines: fruity and flavoursome, yet fresh and dry. Its grown all around the world, but the most popular countries for Sauvignon Blanc are France, New Zealand and Chile. We invite you on a world tour of these leading Sauvignon Blanc producers. Only ¥350 for 3 bottles, save ¥150!

    1x De Martino Reserva "347 Vineyards" Sauvignon Blanc, Chile

    This Sauvignon Blanc is light straw yellow colour. Aromas of fresh peaches and grapefruit intermingle with subtle hints of herb. It is well balanced and fresh, with an excellent acidity. The De Martino family has been producing wine in Chile's famous Maipo Valley for almost 70 years and they are a leader in organic and environmentally-friendly wines. They farm their vineyards using 100% sustainable and organic methods and were judged Chile's Best Winery in 2011.

    1x Yealands Estate "Baby Doll" Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

    Produced by the multi-award winning Yealands Estate winery Babydoll Sauvignon Blanc displays the pure & intense aromas & flavours we love finding in the wines from the premier New Zealand wine growing region of Marlborough. Nurtured with low impact, sustainable winegrowing methods, the wine is crafted to capture varietal characters and distinctive complexity. Rated 93/100 by Wine Orbit, 17.5/20 by Raymond Chan 

    1x Delaille "Domaine du Salvard" Sauvignon Blanc, France

    A delightfully fresh & fruity style of Sauvignon Blanc, from one of the best producers in the Loire. Drawn from 20+-year-old vineyards in Cheverny (in the north-eastern Touraine), Delaille "Domaine du Salvard" is a outstanding Loire Valley example of this grape. It's pithy, intense and focused with flavours of white pepper, citrus fruit and fresh green herbs. There's mouth-watering acidity and a fine, chalky finish. Awarded 91/100 points from Decanter

    Variety Description

    Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is a green-skinned grape variety that originates from the Bordeaux region of France. Sauvignon Blanc is widely cultivated in France, Chile, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Washington and California. Some New World Sauvignon Blancs, particularly from California, may also be called "Fume Blanc". Depending on the climate, the flavor can range from aggressively grassy to sweetly tropical. In cooler climates, the grape has a tendency to produce wines with noticeable acidity and "green flavors" of grass, green bell peppers and nettles with some tropical fruit (such as passion fruit) and floral (such as elderflower) notes. In warmer climates, it can develop more tropical fruit notes but risk losing a lot of aromatics from over-ripeness, leaving only slight grapefruit and tree fruit (such as peach) notes

    Country Description

    Chile

    The climate in Chile has been described as midway between that of California and France with the most common grapes grown being Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmenère. Other wine varieties include Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Cabernet franc, Pinot noir, Syrah, Sangiovese, Barbera, Malbec, and Carignan. White wine varieties include Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Sauvignon vert, Sémillon, Riesling, Viognier, Torontel, Pedro Ximénez, Gewürztraminer and Muscat of Alexandria. The climate is varied with the northern regions being very hot and dry compared to the cooler, wetter regions in the south.

    New Zealand

    New Zealand wine is largely produced in ten major wine growing regions spanning from north to south Northland, Auckland, Waikato/Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Wellington, Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury/Waipara and Central Otago. New Zealand red wines are typically made from a blend of varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and much less often Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec), or Pinot Noir. In white wines Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc predominate in plantings and production. New Zealand is home to what many wine critics consider the world’s best Sauvignon blanc

    France

    Practically all the most famous grape varieties used in the world's wines are French varieties, and wine is produced all throughout France. France is the second largest wine producer in the world after Italy. The wines produced range from expensive high-end wines sold internationally to more modest wines usually only seen within France. In many respects, French wines have more of a regional than a national identity, as evidenced by different grape varieties, production methods and different classification systems in the various regions. Some of the more famous wine regions in France include Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire, Chablis and the Rhône valley.

    Region Description

    Maipo

    Maipo Valley is the closest Chilean wine region to Santiago, the capital city of Chile, and located in the middle of the country. The valley is divided between three sub-regions, Alto Maipo, Central Maipo, and Pacific Maipo. Maipo is renown for its exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon, ripe, subtle, spicy and complex with its signature, powerful eucalyptus and blackcurrant flavours. It amounts for over 60% of the regions 10,000ha. Merlot, Chardonnay and Carmenere are also important.

    Marlborough

    The Marlborough Region is one of the regions of New Zealand, located in the northeast on the South Island. Marlborough can lay claim to starting the modern New Zealand wine industry. Here in the late 1970s, Marlborough produced Sauvignon blanc, among other varieties, which led to confidence that New Zealand could produce interesting wine. Today, the Marlborough wine region represents 62% of total vineyard area in the country. The king varietal here is Sauvignon blanc, closely followed by Pinot noir and Chardonnay. Sauvignon blanc from Marlborough offer unique aromas and flavours, which earns them much praise from wine lovers around the world.

    Cheverny

    Cheverny is a French wine region in the Loire Valley that makes dry white wines, light red wines and rosé wines. The area received AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) on 26 March 1993. The white wines are mostly composed of Sauvignon blanc grapes. A small proportion is made into sparkling wine. The red wines are composed of Gamay grapes, blended with Pinot noir grapes. Cabernet Franc and Côt can be used to make up to 15% of the wine.