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As noted above, it is not clear that the vine originated in western France. Ongoing research suggests it may have descended from Savagnin.
It has also been associated with the Carmenere family.
At some point in the 18th century, the vine paired with Cabernet Franc to parent the Cabernet Sauvignon vine in Bordeaux. In the 19th century, plantings in Bordeaux were often interspersed with Sauvignon vert In Chile, known as Sauvignonasse as well as the Sauvignon blanc pink mutation Sauvignon gris.
Prior to the phylloxera epidemic, the insect plague which devastated French vineyards in the 19th century, these interspersed cuttings were transported to Chile where the field blends are still common today.
The plantings produced well in Livermore Valley. The Sauvignon blanc vine often buds late but ripens early, which allows it to perform well in sunny climates when not exposed to overwhelming heat. In warm regions such as South AfricaAustralia and Californiathe grape flourishes in cooler climate appellations such as the Alexander Valley area.
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Rising global temperatures have caused farmers to harvest the grapes earlier than they have in the past. The grape can also be found in Italy and Central Europe.
The climates of these areas are particularly favorable in slowing the ripening on the vine, allowing the grape more time to develop a balance between its acidity and sugar levels.
This balance is important in the development of the intensity of the wine's aromas. Winemakers in France pay careful attention to the terroir characteristics of the soil and the different elements that it can impart to the wine.
The chalk and Kimmeridgean marl of Sancerre and Pouilly produces wines of richness and complexity while areas with more compact chalk soils produces wines with more finesse and perfume.
The gravel soil found near the Loire River and its tributaries impart spicy, floral and mineral flavors while in Bordeaux, the wines have a fruitier personality. Vines planted in flint tend to produce the most vigorous and longest lasting wines.
However, Sauvignon blanc's propensity to ripen 1—2 weeks earlier can lead the grapes to lose some of their intensity and aroma as they hang longer on the vine. This has prompted more producers to isolate their parcels of Sauvignon blanc.
Varietal styles, made from only the Sauvignon blanc grape, from Adelaide Hills and Padthaway have a style distinctive from their New Zealand neighbors that tend to be more ripe in flavor with white peach and lime notes and slightly higher acidity.
The character of non-blended Chilean Sauvignon blanc are noticeably less acidic than the wines of New Zealand and more similar to the French style that is typical of Chilean wines. In Brazil, ampelographers have discovered that the vines called Sauvignon blanc planted in the region are really Seyval blanc.
In the s, Sauvignon blanc wines from the maritime climatic regions of New Zealandparticularly the South Islandbecame popular on the wine market. In the Marlborough Regionsandy soils over slate shingles have become the most desirable locations for plantings due to the good drainage of the soil and poor fertility that encourages the vine to concentrate its flavors in lower yields.
In the flood plain of the Wairau River Valley, the soil runs in east-west bands across the area. This can create a wide diversity of flavors for vineyards that are planted north-south with the heavier soils producing more herbaceous wines from grapes that ripen late and vines planted in stonier soils ripening earlier and imparting more lush and tropical flavors.
It is this difference in soils, and the types of harvest time decisions that wine producers must make, that add a unique element to New Zealand Sauvignon blanc.
The cool, maritime climate of the area allows for a long and steady growing season in which the grapes can ripen and develop a natural balance of acids and sugars.
This brings out the flavors and intensity that distinguish New Zealand Sauvignon blancs. The asparagus, gooseberry and green flavor commonly associated with New Zealand Sauvignon blanc is derived from flavor compounds known as methoxypyrazines that becomes more pronounced and concentrated in wines from cooler climate regions.
A California Sauvignon blanc. Mondavi had been offered a crop of particularly good Sauvignon blanc grapes by a grower.
At that time the variety had a poor reputation in California due to its grassy flavor and aggressive aromas. The New Zealand-influenced Sauvignon blanc have more tropical fruit undertones with citrus and passion fruit notes.
Viticulture[ edit ] Sauvignon blanc vineyards in Marlborough, New Zealand, demonstrating restrictive pruning practices.As a wine comprised of mostly the popular Sangiovese grape you will experience a classic profile of plum, black cherry and blackberry.
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During these years the Napa Valley wine industry languished but vines persisted. In , Milton and Barbara Eisele purchased the acre property, naming it the Eisele Vineyard.
Over their plus years of ownership, they established the site as one of the finest . The Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is a gorgeous, juicy wine bursting at the seams with fruit.
The Napa Valley Cabernet is a blend of all four of Turnbull's estate vineyards built on a core of fruit from Amoenus, which is about 50% of the wine. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 's, when producers scooped up vineyard lands and planted vines throughout the county.
A number of wineries emerged, and today Napa is home to hundreds of producers ranging from boutique to corporate.