This week, we celebrate spring starting to show its true colours to us. Trees are becoming more green, cherry blossoms are upon us and magnolia trees intoxicate us with their aromas.
I don’t know about you, but I love this time of year. It’s the perfect time for fresh Spring veggies like asparagus and fiddleheads, golden hour glasses of wine on the patio, sun shining down on your face, and the promise of a great summer ahead.
Last Friday, May 1st was international #SauvBlancDay, and if there is any wine or grape that is THE symbol of Spring, it is truly Sauvignon Blanc. She is a wonderful, superstar of a grape. She too celebrates Mother’s Day this time of year, as she is the genetic grape mother of the beloved Cabernet Sauvignon (his father is Cabernet Franc, but we can talk more about him on Father’s Day) 😉
The heart and spiritual home of Sauvignon Blanc lies in the Loire Valley in old world, France. However, it’s wine angel wings have taken it all over the world to many wine regions with various different climates. I’m sure you’re likely familiar with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with it’s lovable tropical nose, thirst quenching taste profile and the recognizable and loved brands that make it easily identifiable as the ‘hollywood’ version of Sauvignon Blanc.
An elegant and gorgeous wine, Sauvignon Blanc from around the world has plenty of enticing aromas that stimulate our senses. She is balanced and graceful while offering us a floral and perfume like bouquet. She is also an ideal companion for lunch-time vino breaks and spring fare such as potato, egg and pasta salads, grilled fish and quiche brunch menu items.
Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect match for mom this Mother’s Day! Whether you’re virtually sipping on the patio, giving thanks for all she has done, or pairing it with your perfect brunch meal, Sauvignon Blanc is the answer for spring. Whether full of freshness, or touched with a bit of oak, you’re bound to find the perfect bottle for your palate!
Expert Picks: Top 6 Sauvignon Blanc Wines from around the world this week:
1. Château des Charmes Sauvignon Blanc VQA, Canada (Ontario)
2. Stoneleigh Latitude Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand
3. Josh Cellars Sauvignon Blanc, USA (California)
4. Hungaria Sauvignon Blanc, Hungary
5. Adobe Reserva Sauvignon Blanc Organic, Chile