About Sauvignon Blanc
Parent grape to Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc is a white wine which comes in various styles. From beautiful and delicate taste from France to aromatic and fruity flavors from New Zealand.
Sancerre, a type of Sauvignon Blanc from Loire Valley, France is known to exhibit smoky flavors, ripe gooseberry aromas and acidity. Whereas, on the other hand, Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand is famous for it’s high acidity, bold herbaceous aroma’s of grapefruit, gooseberry and lime.
The name Sauvignon Blanc means “Wild White” and the grape is related to Traminer with origins in the South of France.
If you’re interested in reading more about Cabernet Sauvignon, read this article to know whether it’s sweet or dry?
About Pinot Grigio
Easy to match with food, Pinot Grigio is considered to be a crisp and dry wine to clean your palate after each bite. Not as widely planted as Sauvignon Blanc, it makes Pinot Grigio much delicate and rare than others.
Originally known as ‘Pinot Gris’ because of the grape’s blueish gray hue, this wine originated from Italy. As compared to Sauvignon Blanc, it has a quite neutral aroma and bitter aftertaste.
It is crisp and dry with light acidity and flavors that resemble lemon, lime or apple.
To know more about Pinot Grigio in detail, check out our review!
Difference between Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Grigio
South of France, Italy, Spain, Romania and Moldova
Burgundy Regions, France
Taste of lime, green apple, passion fruit and white peach. Other notes are bell pepper, jalapeño, gooseberry and grass
Complex taste of green apple, peach, lime & banana. Other notes of saline, honey, almond, spice of cinnamon, clove, and ginger
Medium to High Level, puckering sensation
High level, mouth watering sensation
Dry & Sweet both
Dry & Sweet both
Unoaked: 46 ºF (8 ºC)
Unoaked: 45-50 degrees
Food Pairing Options
Chicken, Pork, Herbs like Parsley, Thyme, Dill, Goat’s cheese, Yogurt, zucchini, cucumber
Crudites, Prosciutto and other cured meats, smoked salmon, fresh fruits, salty olives, sweets, jellies, tarts, and mild, creamy, soft cheese, and fresh mozzarella
Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Italy, Spain, Marlborough, Martinborough, Gisbourne, Hawkes Bay, and Waipara Valley, Napa
Burgundy & Alsace Region of France, Germany, Austria, Oregon, USA, Australia, New Zealand
Both Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio are white wines which depending on their wine makers can be both sweet & dry. Popular in France & Italy, these wines have a classic taste and pair up perfectly with almost all kinds of cheeses, herbs & meats.