Sauvignon blanc, which means “wild white,” is one of the world’s most highly acclaimed white grapes. Keeping pace with the Sauvignon blancs of the Loire Valley and Bordeaux, Virginia brings its own expression to this wonderful white, showcasing classic aromas of fresh herbs and hay balanced with sharp acidity. When Sauvignon Blanc vines grow in the limestone-rich soil of some Virginia sites, the resulting wine can also have the smoky aroma of flint. Try Sauvignon blanc with oysters at one of Virginia’s oyster festivals, or pair with shrimp, salmon, or poultry.
Origin
France (Loire Valley, Bordeaux)
Species
Vitis vinifera
Ideal Soil
Clay and limestone soils.