Sauvignon Blanc Stars

Sauvignon Blanc Day arrives on 6 May. While some groan that Sauvignon fatigue is swamping the wine world, I adore this jewel of classy French Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé, whose tropical exuberance also entertains us with New Zealand’s Marlborough style. Bottles from Chile and South Africa deliver a balance between exotic zing and elegant refreshment ‒ and prices are friendlier than you might expect.

South Point Sauvignon Blanc 2021 (12.5%), £6.50, Tesco. All the magical flair of a chalky wand conjuring a lime grove – superb value for money.

Errazuriz Aconcagua Costa Sauvignon Blanc 2021 (13%), £11.99, Waitrose. Pure and charming – heaven with a broad bean, feta and mint salad.

E Block Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2020 (13%), £12, M&S. With full-throttle tropical zing, this is lush, brilliant and a total crowd-pleaser.

The Best Pouilly- Fumé 2020 (13%), £13, Morrisons. Award-winning splendour like this on the high street is almost too good to believe.

This article was originally published in YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday, 1st May 2022

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