Savignon blanc has different style depending on the soil where it grows | Britt on Forbes

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Some grapes are easier to recognize than others. Sauvignon Blanc is easy but not the easiest. That distinction goes to Muscat and Gewürztraminer. But still, in a blind tasting you have a fair chance of identifying the Sauvignon Blanc.

However, Sauvignon Blanc, like most other grapes, is influenced by their environment, be it the soil, the climate or the winegrower. In a small area like the Pouilly Fumé appellation in the Upper Loire there are a number of different soil types. You have different kinds of limestone present in different proportions, you have flint stone, you have clay etc.

All this is reflected in the wine and although sometimes, to be honest, the differences are very subtle, in a well-made, good quality wine you feel them if you make an effort.

Read more on this in Britt’s article on Forbes: Sauvignon Blanc And The Importance Of Soil: Sauvignon Blanc Expert Henri D’Assay Explains.

Travel: Do you want to experience Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand? Join our wine tour in New Zealand in March 2020!

Travel more: But sauvignon blanc is prominent also in other places, as you can discover on the wine tour to Bordeaux.

Felton Road Winery and vineyards, Central Otago, New Zealand
Felton Road Winery and vineyards, Central Otago, New Zealand, copyright BKWine Photography
White grapes ready to be harvested in Bordeaux
White grapes ready to be harvested in Bordeaux, copyright BKWine Photography
The barrel cellar, Bordeaux
The barrel cellar, Bordeaux, copyright BKWine Photography
Sancerre, the village and vineyards
Sancerre, the village and vineyards, copyright BKWine Photography

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