Wanna drink Burgundy but your friend only drinks Sauvy B? This is for you, and my god is it good!
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Profile: An extremely popular variety worldwide, capable of producing crisp, dry and aromatic whites. It is a very distinctive variety, carrying aromas of gooseberries, nettles, crushed blackcurrant leaves, and occasionally cat’s pee. The best examples offer some restraint of these natural characters, and flinty, smoky complexity to add intrigue. Some producers do utilise varying degrees of barrel fermentation to add texture and richness.
Classic Regions: Sancerre, Pouilly-Fume (France), Marlborough (New Zealand), Adelaide Hills (Australia), Casablanca (Chile)
“The [wines of the] hugely talented Jean-Hughes Goisot … deliver flat out amazing quality, particularly given the modest appellations with which he works. Despite the fact that I have said it before, it’s worth repeating that I highly recommend these wines”. Allen Meadows, Burghound Issue #32