Sauvignon Blanc is a variety with increasing popularity in Australia

april 09 2011

Sauvignon Blanc grapes
Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc is a variety with increasing popularity in Australia. Although its plantings are quite small, they are expected to significantly increase over the next ten years. Sauvignon Blanc is used to make fresh, vibrant wine styles with none of the heaviness of Chardonnay or the floral tones of Riesling. Its flavour profile is in harmony with Semillon and consequently these varieties are often blended together. Australia’s best Sauvignon Blanc comes from the cool to cold regions, where varietal expression is at its strongest.
The flavour spectrum of Sauvignon Blanc is quite diverse. Upon a backbone of herbaceousness lie tropical fruit, passionfruit and gooseberry. Look a little closer and you may see tomato leaf, spice and flint. The stronger styles have elements of asparagus, capsicum and gun smoke. And winemaking can add tones of oak, butter and yeast. They are a feast for the senses, especially during the heat of summer where their defined acidity adds freshness to the palate.
Sauvignon Blanc is most suited to cool-to-cold climate viticulture. It is in these conditions that the true essence of the variety is nurtured and expressed. Cooler climates preserve a grapes natural acidity, which heightens and defines its flavour. The Adelaide Hills is home to some of Australia’s best examples of Sauvignon Blanc, along with the Yarra Valley, Tasmania, and Tumbarumba. Margaret River, on the other hand, produces expressive Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blends, where the marriage of the two varieties result in a union greater than the individual parts.
However Australia’s greatest challenge with Sauvignon Blanc is to produce wines that compete with those of our nearest neighbour. New Zealand is one of the world’s greatest Sauvignon Blanc producing countries, with wines in a class of their own. I often find myself thinking, why buy Australian when I can get more flavour, character and expression from one produced by our Tasman cousins.
Today, Sauvignon Blanc is a truly global variety. South Africa and Chile have cornered the commercial end of the market, producing vibrant, zesty wines that are excellent value. Californian styles are big and rich, often with a background of oak. However it is in its homeland of France where Sauvignon Blanc really shines, particularly in the great Loire regions of Sancerre and Pouilly Fume. It is here that winemakers place great emphasis on complexity, setting their wines apart from the highly fruited new world styles.
When drinking Sauvignon Blanc, it is best to serve very cold. It is a most perfect partner for seafood, particularly oysters. For maximum enjoyment, select a wine from the most recent vintage, where freshness and intensity are at a maximum.


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An excellent wine list is not just about 1st growth and cult Cabernet but a seemingly unending selection of affordable aged vintage wines that are not available anywhere else, not even in the best wine shops around town. Yats Restaurant has just that.

Visitors to Clark Philippines and Angeles City no longer suffer from lack of choices for places to eat out or wine and dine. Clark Philippines reviewed over 50 establishments and came up with three top choices in guide to best restaurant in Clark Freeport

Clark Philippines lists Top Three Restaurants in the Clark Freeport Zone and Angeles City areas of Philippines Pampanga province. Clark Freeport is a bustling new cosmopolitan city complete with its own Clark International Airport.

Topping the list is the famous fine-dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar located inside Mimosa Leisure Estate of Philippines Clark Freeport.

This restaurant in Pampanga Philippines is highly recommended by food critics and frequent diners in Manila as a place to wine and dine in Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone. Although it is a famous fine dining restaurant with an award winning 3000-line restaurant wine list, Yats Restaurant is also a popular restaurant for family with children. Aside from French Mediterranean haute cuisine, this restaurant also serves healthy food and the best vegetarian cuisines in the Philippines.

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Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines
How to get to this fine-dining restaurant in Clark Philippines? Once you get to Clark Freeport, go straight until you hit Mimosa. After you enter Mimosa, stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, go past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure) is on your left. Just past the Yats Restaurant is the London Pub.

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