Oswego Hills Wines

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Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc was an indigenous grape from the Bordeaux Region and Sancerre Appellation of the Loire Valley of Southern France. The grape gets its name from “sauvage” (wild) and “blanc” (white). The grape origin has been traced back to the 18th century when a Savagnin vine was paired with a Cabernet Franc. Since then, cuttings made their way to various wine growing regions throughout the world including, Australia, Canada, Chile, Italy, Romania and South Africa. Sauvignon Blanc was introduced to California in the 1880’s and has seen additional plantings in both Oregon and Washington. The grape was introduced to New Zealand in the 1970’s and has since become their most popular white wine on the market. Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most widely planted wine grapes in the world and because of this it has a wide range of styles and flavors that resonate with consumers from the general public.

Sauvignon Blanc ranges from unripe flavors of malic acid, lime, pepper, and grass to medium ripeness flavors of apple, gooseberry, and pear to fully ripe passion fruit and peaches. While most wine grapes have very distinctive profiles, Sauvignon Blanc has a wide array of aromatics, minerality, and flavors dependent on viticulture and winemaking techniques. The aromatics of Sauvignon Blanc are distinctive and relatively simple, so it is not surprising that it was one of the first to be explained in terms of the dominant flavor compounds, called methoxypyrazines. This is a cool name to drop when you are sitting around a professional wine tasting group. Most Sauvignon Blanc’s are made dry or a small amount of residual sugar to add more texture. Some winemakers will barrel ferment and age their Sauvignon Blanc to introduce more vanilla, butterscotch, caramel and pie crust flavors to downplay the acidity and fruit.

While Sauvignon Blanc can have a multitude of flavors and stylistic differences between winemakers, the popularity of the wine cannot be denied. Whether you are a gentle flora eater or a fauna killing savage, the food pairings with Sauvignon Blanc are limitless. Anything green from herbs and vegetables, soft and strong cheeses, to meats including chicken, pork, crab, fish, turkey and shellfish work fabulous with the medium acidity and flavor profile of Sauvignon Blanc. If you are a hardcore Chardonnay fan for its ability to never go out of style, you may just want to immerse yourself in Sauvignon Blanc for a change. Before you know it, Sauvignon Blanc may just steal your heart.

Oswego Hills Sauvignon Blanc has an inclusive array of minerality, aromatics, and flavors of flint, lemongrass, citrus, kiwi, peach, and tropical fruits. A medium acidity and naturally refreshing balance from oak aging make this distinctive wine a great food pairing or stand-alone option to enjoy with family and friends.

  • $20.00 per bottle |
  • $102.00 per 6-pack |
  • $192.00 per case |
  • 190 cases produced

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