Five soothing Sauvignon Blancs for lockdown and beyond

Looking for something to keep you sane during the lockdown, then how about a soothing glass of Sauvignon Blanc? We bring you five brilliant bottles on the market right now.

Holding a position as the world’s favourite grape, Sauvignon Blanc is loved by wine drinkers for its crisp citrus-flavoured refreshment, as well as that prickle of lemon grass and gooseberry, sometimes touch of peach and passion fruit too, depending on where and how it’s grown.

It’s also a remarkably versatile grape, planted worldwide in a wide range of climes, and handled by cellar masters in all manner of ways – there’s even sparkling Sauvignon Blanc should you want to try something more aromatic than Prosecco.

But what we brought you below is a five-strong selection of the best examples of Sauvignon Blanc from a broad selection of places and made in different ways – from the light and delicate to the rich and textured – even barrel-fermented.

We also cover an array of prices, from the inexpensive, good value offering to the pricier fine Sauvignon Blanc – yes, this variety can be used to make powerful, long-lived and barrel-aged wines, even if such a style of white is more famously based on the Chardonnay grape.

How have these wines been selected? Well, I have gone through the top medallists from the latest Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters and picked out five top performers according to price and style.

So, read on for a brief selection of soothing Sauvignons for lockdown and beyond, because these wines are stunning pours whether you’re stuck at home on your own or, when the constraints of our current time come to an end, out with friends and family.

And if you want to see the results in full, including extensive analysis on the stylistic trends taking hold today, then read our report on the Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters by clicking here

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