Old World v.s. New World Sauvignon Blancs $11

Barriques Old Sauk Road - Sauvignon Blanc

What is more delicious on a hot summer day than a cool, crisp, dry and refreshing glass of Sauvignon Blanc?

Barriques will offer a tasting of 8 delicious bottles of wine from the U.S. and European regions.The cost of the tasting is only $11-please pay the Barrique's cashier when you arrive and receive a wine glass to use for the tasting and join the group. Barriques takes cash and credit cards.

Sauvignon blanc is a green-skinned grape variety that originates from the Bordeaux region of France. The grape most likely gets its name from the French words sauvage ("wild") and blanc ("white") due to its early origins as an indigenous grape in South West France.[1] It is possibly a descendant of Savagnin. Sauvignon blanc is planted in many of the world's wine regions, producing a crisp, dry, and refreshing white varietal wine. 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.[2]

Wine experts have used the phrase "crisp, elegant, and fresh" as a favorable description of Sauvignon blanc from the Loire Valley and New Zealand.[3][4] Sauvignon blanc, when slightly chilled, pairs well with fish or cheese, particularly Chèvre.

 

 


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  • Dee R.

    Nice! Enjoyed the wine and the opportunity to chat with fellow enthusiasts!

    July 20

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great idea! I enjoyed the comparisons, the subtle and not so subtle differences. Number 8, Pierpalolo Pecorari was an interesting treat.

    July 19

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