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8 Chains North Sauvignon Blanc

8 Chains North Sauvignon Blanc Wine Details

Description: A clean yet full bodied varietal that is fermented and aged, sur leas, in neutral, French oak barrels. The grassy, sweet pea nose is followed by pineapple and tropical fruit characters that compliment rich creamy seafood or pasta dishes.

Varietal Definition
Sauvignon Blanc:
Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California — at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety — and often assumes the moniker ‘Fume Blanc’. This popular synonym, credited to Napa’s Robert Mondavi, derives from the grape’s historic home of Pouilly in France’s Upper Loire Valley, where Sauvignon Blanc is the dominant varietal and goes locally by the name of ‘Blanc Fumé’. When treated with respect and afforded suitable growing conditions, Sauvignon Blanc is one of the wine world’s darlings. Steely, racy acidity, green, gooseberry fruit, asparagus and a grassy, herbaceous character characterize dry wines made from this grape.


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