Varietal Focus: Sauvignon Gris

Lafargue_estate Sauvignon Gris
Grown in France (Bordeaux), New Zealand, USA (California), Chile, Australia
Pictured is estate Sauvignon Gris from Château Lafargue in Pessac-Léognon (Bordeaux).

Purportedly a mutation of Sauvignon Blanc and also known as Fié Gris, only 2% of the white varietals in Bordeaux are Sauvignon Gris.  Close to extinction, the varietal is briny, crisp, dry and high in citrus fruits.

Pair with lightly roasted meats, white meats, fish, oysters and shellfish.

We recommend: Château Lafargue 2013 Pessac-Léognon Blanc — Reg $38.99 | INSIDER $36.99 | Mixed Case $29.59 — A blend of Sauvignon Blanc & Sauvignon Gris, this a crazy-interesting wine! Candied citrus on the nose. On the palate, you get freshness, structure and toast. Gooseberries, dill and figs. And the je ne sais quoi in this wine definitely comes from the Sauvignon Gris!



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