Articulos de prensa

julio 2017

noviembre 2016

New York “Sauvignon is a big deal grape and very much the centre of interest”

2016-11-28T11:40:17+02:00noviembre 28th, 2016|Articulos de prensa, Sauvignon Commitee|

(Original text in English) Just as Paris is not France and London is not the UK, New York is a microcosm unto itself. Nevertheless, trends often start in major cities before filtering through to the rest of the country. We asked Tom Geniesse of the Bottle Rocket wine store in New York to describe current [...]

octubre 2016

Oregon – Sauvignon is destined to win back its rightful place

2016-10-24T15:11:08+02:00octubre 4th, 2016|Articulos de prensa, Sauvignon Commitee|

(original text in English) It’s hard to think of any place in the world – other than Oregon – where Sauvignon Blanc was once upon a time significant, then wasn’t, now is again. Dr Paul White recounts the varietal’s rise and fall in the Pacific Northwest State. Although current production is tiny, quality is very [...]

mayo 2016

Styria: A prime Austrian wine region for growing Sauvignon blanc

2016-11-28T15:29:45+02:00mayo 19th, 2016|Articulos de prensa, Sauvignon Commitee|

(Original text in English) Austria accounts for just 1% of global wine production and although the vast majority of Austrian-grown wines are white, the most widespread variety is not Sauvignon blanc but Grüner Veltliner, which is extensively planted in the country’s two main wine regions. The third largest region, Styria or Steiermark, along the border [...]

abril 2016

The many faces of Chilean Sauvignon

2016-11-28T15:33:18+02:00abril 20th, 2016|Articulos de prensa, Sauvignon Commitee|

(Texto original en inglès) Over the past few years, Chile has evolved into a major producer of Sauvignon blanc with a strong international presence. This month, the Sauvignon blanc steering committee invited Chilean wine writer Patricio Tapia* to shed light on the advent of the varietal in Chile and its subsequent spread to specific wine [...]

marzo 2016

Changing styles of Sauvignon Blanc: is it all about fashion?

2016-11-28T15:24:39+02:00marzo 15th, 2016|Articulos de prensa, Sauvignon Commitee|

(Texto original en inglès) There is no doubt that the flavour of Sauvignon Blanc has evolved significantly over the past few years. David Cobbold looks into how and why the change has come about. I tasted my first Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand when my colleague James Lawther MW brought bottles back to Paris from [...]

junio 2015

South Africa: Sauvignon blanc, an essential component of the varietal range

2016-11-28T15:34:04+02:00junio 17th, 2015|Articulos de prensa, Sauvignon Commitee|

(Original text in english) According to Tim James in his excellent book Wines of the New South Africa – Tradition and Revolution (University of California Press: 2013), it is unclear when Sauvignon Blanc was introduced to the Cape, but it was certainly planted at Groot Constantia in the late 1880s and reportedly performed well there. [...]

diciembre 2014

Wining and dining with Sauvignon blanc

2016-10-24T15:11:08+02:00diciembre 17th, 2014|Articulos de prensa, Sauvignon Commitee|

Any discussion about the virtually endless topic of food and wine pairings requires at least a cursory introduction to both the aromatic and taste profile of a varietal with such a distinctive character. Expressive examples – and most, but not all Sauvignon blancs are – offer up aromas ranging from grass to lime, peach to [...]

Sauvignon blanc: Moving upwards and outwards to appeal to a wider audience

2016-10-24T15:11:07+02:00diciembre 2nd, 2014|Articulos de prensa, Sauvignon Commitee|

Sauvignon blanc is as elusive as it is ubiquitous when it comes to pinning down the reasons for its indisputable commercial success and popularity with consumers. Marketing experts and industry commentators the world over are at a loss to explain how the French-born varietal soared to international stardom. What they do agree on, however, is [...]

noviembre 2014

The origins and rationale for Sauvignon Blanc in Spain

2016-10-24T15:11:00+02:00noviembre 15th, 2014|Articulos de prensa, Sauvignon Commitee|

Not many people associate Spain with Sauvignon blanc. Indeed, a few years ago, relatively few people thought that Spain could produce quality still white wine. Until the 1980s, most people were right. Most Spanish white wine was, with a few glorious exceptions, dull. Most Spanish producers were quickly improving the quality and range of their [...]