The 3rd of August celebrates White Wine Day! Of course, there are many varieties of white wine, but at Fairbourne, we concentrate on just one… Sauvignon Blanc! Our Sauvignon Blanc stands out from the crowd because we make it somewhat differently, we make premium, handpicked, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
The difference between hand harvested Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and that harvested by machine is monumental. Flavour and palate texture from hand-harvested Sauvignon Blanc is far more expressive, and the wine has greater length. Sauvignon Blanc grapes have very “wild/savage” characters. Hand harvesting lessens juice contact with the more aggressive and phenolic characters of crushed skins, bunch stalks and petioles. Therefore, hand harvested grapes can produce a more focused aroma spectrum and better express the nuances of the vineyard with a clear and powerful varietal expression.
If you’re going to celebrate White Wine Day, (something we feel should be encouraged), might we suggest that Fairbourne Premium Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc would make the perfect tipple!
Here are three tips to help you celebrate White Wine Day!
- Remember to select the correct vessel! Not all wine glasses are created equal. When selecting your glassware, it’s important to consider that glass shape can provide a unique experience for drinking your wine. Check out an earlier blog post with more information on this.
- Be sure to serve your Fairbourne Sauvignon Blanc at the optimum temperature. Chilling our Fairbourne Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc to serve between 14 and 16°C (52 and 61°F) will delight your taste buds!
- Serve with food… Fairbourne Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is extremely versatile. It can honour simple seafood, such as fresh oysters and steamed mussels, as well as salmon. Additionally, it pairs with white meats like chicken and pork. Goat cheese, a delicious Chevre, and Sauvignon Blanc is a match made in heaven. The wine’s vibrant flavours also compliment spicy and ethnic cuisines.
Wherever, and however, you choose to celebrate White Wine Day; we’d like to raise a glass to you!