The warm, sunny days and cool evenings of the Lutzville Valley particularly lends itself to the production of world-class Sauvignon Blanc. Here are two options for you to try this year as we celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc Day on Friday, 7 May …
This dry, medium-bodied wine has a variety of herbaceous and tropical flavours that linger on the palate. It is well balanced with a crisp, refreshing finish. It was crowned the national winner by the Novare Terroir Awards and received gold status from the SAWWA Women’s Wine Award and Gilbert & Gaillard. Pair with: Oysters, grilled fish, or white meat like duck breast, asparagus, pea shoots, olives, feta or avocado on the side.
A Complex wine with concentrated aromas of asparagus and gooseberry, rounded by hints of green pea. The wine is well-structured, full in flavour, with a fresh, invigorating finish. Pair with: It can be enjoyed with starters like creamy goat’s cheese, oysters and olives. For the main course, we suggest delicate fish dishes like sole, sea bass or yellowtail with green vegetables, fresh peas or asparagus, tomato vinaigrette with freshly picked herbs.
Get them both
At Lutzville Vineyards we offer free shipping when you order two or more cases, so get them both and let us know which is your favourite!
Seven fast facts about Sauvignon Blanc:
- Sauvignon Blanc itself means “wild white”, nodding to its lush dense vine canopies and early ripening.
- This green-skinned grape variety originates from the Bordeaux region in France.
- Sauvignon Blanc is the mother of Cabernet Sauvignon – the father is Cabernet Franc.
- The flavour can vary from intensely grassy to sweetly tropical, depending on the climate.
- It is one of few wines that pairs well with sushi.
- Most Sauvignon Blancs are made for early drinking and don’t particularly benefit from ageing.
- It was one of the first wines to be bottled with a screw cap in commercial quantities.