What to Pair With Sauvignon Blanc
Oct 30, 2019
Sauvignon Blanc is a herbaceous white wine that originated in France. Styles and varieties of this wine are expansive because of how widely the grapes used to make it are grown. You might consider this dry wine to be slightly savory in flavor mixed with a range of fruity hints.This wine is best served young, within 18 months of its vintage, due to its low sugar content. However, sweet Sauvignon Blancs with a high sugar content age quite well and can be aged for decades.
What Pairs Well with Sauvignon BlancSauvignon Blanc can pair well with almost any dish. But there are dishes that complement the key flavors in it better than others. Here are a few of our go-to Sauvignon Blanc pairings:
FishPairing Sauvignon Blanc’s acidic, fruity flavor with seafood is an excellent combination as the two play well with one another. A light seafood dish is usually recommended Why It Pairs Well
LobsterLobster’s light meat goes well with acidic white wines. Lobster dishes such as lobster rolls or boiled lobster with lemon are go-to companions to the zesty flavor notes in a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Simple lobster dishes, like grilled or boiled lobster tail, are best for pairing with this wine. Why It Pairs Well
Green VegetablesSauvignon Blanc pairs well with green vegetables, bonus if the dish includes sauces with citrus notes. Try Brussel sprouts, asparagus, cucumbers, and broccoli, among others. When pairing vegetables and Sauvignon Blanc, opt for dishes that use raw vegetables rather than roasted. Raw vegetables play better with the vibrant flavors found in a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.
Why It Pairs Well
The delectable taste of our salmon pairs well with the acidic, fruity flavors in Sauvignon Blanc wines.
Cold Water Lobster Tail
The decadent light meat of our lobster tail dish compliments the zesty flavors in a Sauvignon Blanc of your choice.
The History of Sauvignon BlancSauvignon Blanc comes from Loire Valley and Bordeaux in France and was first introduced to America in the 1880s. It exploded in popularity and is now the 8th most grown grape worldwide. This beloved wine has even earned its own holiday. Mark your calendars for May 1, 2020, to celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc Day! Keep an eye on the date as it jumps around each calendar year. This robust, vigorous wine can be made with two conflicting schools of thought: unoaked or barrel fermented. Unoaked stainless steel fermented Sauvignon Blanc is the most common type. However, the barrel-fermented alternative garners a richer texture and will draw those who enjoy an oily, lemon flavor. Taste: Highly acidic and herbal in flavor Wine Color: White Wine Great Alternative To: Chardonnay Infographic created by Wine Folly.
Try a Glass at Christner’s
If you’d like to try a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, visit our location in Orlando and pair it with our imported cold water lobster tail dish. At Christner’s, we have more than 4,500 bottles of wine to choose from. With options so expansive you’re sure to find your next favorite. Plus, if you’re still developing your preferences in wine or need guidance with pairings, we have an in-house sommelier who is happy to assist you.