Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Of uncertain origin it has been grown in France for several centuries. Mainly planted in the Gironde (Bordeaux), where it is blended with Semillon to produce the legendary sweet wines of Sauternes, as well as in the Loire to produce single varietal wines. It first appeared in Switzerland and in Geneva in 1983. Its adoption in the vineyards of Mandement was immediately successful, so much so that there are now 28.5ha with a total of 105ha planted in Switzerland.
Sauvignon juice has high levels of both acidity and sugar. It gives lively wines that are structured with good weight and freshness. The range of aromas varies according to the vintage and the ripeness of the grapes. Blackcurrant and citrus fruit are often the dominant flavour in the dry wines.
Yellow with hints of green; the intense bouquet remains a little closed, marked by notes of verbena and pink grapefruit. The flavour is well-rounded with fine acidity. Well balanced with freshness on the mid-palate, finishing with notes of exotic and citrus fruits as well as gunflint. A complex, full-bodied wine.
Drink within two to three years.
Ideal serving temperature
8 - 10°C
As well as with mature goat s cheeses, this wine is a good accompaniment for asparagus dishes or salmon.