Sauvignon Blanc grapes are cultivated in many regions around the world. This grape seems especially affected by the area in which it is planted. In California it tends to have grassy, herbal flavors and aromas with pronounced citrus and acidity while in New Zealand, one of the hottest new areas for Sauvignon Blanc, the wines are fruitier with aromas and flavors of gooseberry. This grape is also widely planted in France, Australia and South America. The Sauvignon Blanc wines from the Loire region of France tend to have pronounced mineral flavors and are called by many "flinty" in character. In Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc is blended with Semillon to produce the famous Graves white wines. Sauvignon Blanc is blended into the Sauternes dessert wines also. And in California it was Robert Mondavi who renamed this grape Fume Blanc. Wherever they are from you should buy Sauvignon Blanc wines at the Ultimate Wine Shop.
Château Coutet's 2010 vintage offers a beautiful concentration of aromas with notes of dried mango and apricots, as well as peach glaze, honey and citrus marmalade. These flavors are then followed by touches of orange blossom... Read More
A very fresh nose, both lively and intense. Instantly aromatic and reminiscent of citrus fruit, especially grapefruit, closely followed by fresh apricots. The touch is silky-smooth on the palate, and one finds the full range of... Read More
Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. The 2010 is more Zen-like on the nose compared to the 2009 – more minerality coming through, tense and citric. The palate offers surprising viscosity on the entry with a... Read More