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|Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:48:51 am Post subject: Sauvignon blanc deserves some love too
|nfl jerseys 29.99 A member recently asked me for some suggestions for a wine Wholesale Jerseys, Shop Discount Football Jerseys Online tutorial that I could give to him and several family members. I put several topics on the table: Bordeaux, sparkling wines, why high cost does always equal high quality, pinot noirs around the world, just to name a few.
I could have easily suggested sauvignon blancs around the world, but I didn It was not egregious oversight, just common sense. Why anyone would want to hear me blather for 60 or so minutes is beyond me. But if you had to hear me yap for an hour and you had to choose between tasting five or six pinot noirs or five or six sauvignon blancs while I did, which grape are you choosing?
Poor sauvignon blanc. Any list of noble white grapes, whether condensed or unabridged, has sauvignon blanc on it. It just doesn get the love people have for, say, chardonnay or the passion many folks have for riesling. Always the bridesmaid and never the bride.
It a shame, really. Sauvignon blanc is one of the major forces in the Loire Valley. It is a power player in Bordeaux white wine. It morphed into something wholesale baseball jerseys between its French cousins and buttery chardonnay when it came to California in the 1970s. It single handedly put New Zealand winemaking on Cheap Jerseys the map and it is a favored white wine in South Africa and in Chile. Certainly enough for at least one wine seminar, right?
There are a few rock stars in the sauv blanc world. The rock god would probably be Silex created in the Loire Valley, France, by the late Didier Dagueneau (Dagueneau son, Louis Benjamin, carries on the tradition after his father 2008 death). Many of the first growth Bordeaux houses make elegant, sought after sauvignon blancs with breath taking prices (the 2009 Ch Haut Brion Blanc will set you back $1,000). And while impressive in many ways, white Bordeaux rides in steerage, while the reds go first class.
China nba practice gear Perhaps it crisis of identity. Like many European wines, you won see sauvignon very often on the label. If your sauvignon blanc comes from the Loire Valley, you see the names Pouilly Fum Sancerre, Quincy and Cher. If it white and says Bordeaux on the label, most of the blend will be sauvignon blanc. Back in the early 1970s, Robert Mondavi dubbed (but did not trademark) his sauvignon fum blanc to give it that regal French touch. Many California winemakers still use the fum blanc moniker. You may already love sauvignon blanc and don know it.
California sauvignon blancs regardless of what they called are great, but they will always play second fiddle to chardonnay. In the land where sauvignon blanc truly is king, all New Zealand sauvignon blancs come in bottles with screwcaps even the amazing 2013 Nobilo Icon ($22). While there is nothing wrong with wholesale jerseys screwcapped wines, there remains an unfair stigma about them. World class stardom is not in the cards. And in so many other corners of the world, sauvignon blanc remains that white wine we make in addition to our standard bearer.
So maybe sauvignon blanc isn cut out to play first string, that doesn mean we can show it a little love. After all, what would the Lone Ranger be without Tonto, Sherlock Holmes without Dr. Watson and Spongebob without Patrick?