[soh-vin-yohn; French soh-vee-nyawn]
- a small blue-black grape grown primarily in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, in SW France, and highly prized in winemaking.
Origin of Sauvignon
see origin at Cabernet Sauvignon
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July 20, 2014
This was an Italian Sauvignon Blanc, with lots of minerality and a little new oak.
The combo of Sauvignon Blanc and oak apparently is pretty rare, so a real balancing act, this pairing.
Ryan explained: the citrus of Sauvignon Blanc plays off lemon and lime well, but the oak roped in the earthiness of the spinach.