Sauvignon blanc, after Chardonnay the most widespread white wine variety worldwide, is a perfect companion for asparagus and salad.
Sauvignon blanc, also called Blanc Fumé or Sauvignon jaune, belongs to the 20 most cultivated grape varieties on earth. The noble white grape variety, a natural cross of Traminer and Chenin blanc, originates from the French Val de Loire region and was frequently confused with the grape variety Tocai Friulano in the past. Sauvignon blanc has medium-sized bunches of berries - its mutations include Sauvignon rose, Sauvignon noir and Sauvignon violet.
The grape variety needs calcareous soils and an alpine-Mediterranean microclimate, as it is found along the Wine Road. The bouquet of the resulting wine is often described as uncomplicated and fresh, though special in taste: It should be consumed young. The cooler its place of cultivation, the higher the acidity level of the wine. Typically, Sauvignon blanc has aromas of unripe gooseberries and nettle, elder and freshly cut grass. The straw yellow wine with greenish reflexes goes well with asparagus, fennel salad, goat’s cheese and spicy starters and can also be served as an aperitif.
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 degrees C