Sauvignon Gris, cousin of Sauvignon Blanc has high sugar content, good acidity, low yields and a pinkish coloured skin. It is rarely found in Switzerland, in fact it has nearly disappeared completely, although small amounts can still be found in New Zealand, Australia and France. What’s more this one is Bio!
Sauvignon Gris Grand Cru 2014 Domaine la Capitaine
The vineyard “La Capitaine” have been making bio wine since 1994 and are the first certified bio vineyard in the Vaud canton. They are situated in Begnins (which used to be the home of Phil Collins from Genesis) a lovely small wine making village in between Lausanne and Geneva.
Nose – Vibrant aromas of passion fruit, gooseberry, tomato leaf, lime, greengage, redcurrant and biscuit mixture interweave throughout your sense of smell.
Palate – With a rich and creamy mouth feel this wine has a slight Alsatian taste to it from the subtle peppery spiciness. The zippy acidity gives it freshness and it has a lengthy citrus finish. Delicious!
Food Match – Goat cheese of all ages fresh and aged. Dishes with green veggies in them such as artichoke, olives, ratatouille and provincial style dishes are a hit with this Sauvignon Gris.
Mood Match – With all this talk of Provincial style dishes and goat cheese it conjures up pictures of a market with lots of fresh farm produce. So get to your local market, buy nothing but the best of the above mentioned items, chill several bottles of Sauvignon Gris, invite some good friends and have the lunch of a lifetime. This wine gets you curious and your inquisitive side kicks in immediately so be prepared for some interesting discussions.
Tip: Don’t store wine in the kitchen – too warm or the fridge – too cold. The best area is a wine cellar but if you don’t have one then a cool dark place with a constant temperature.
Price: CHF 22.85
Available at: Domaine la Capitaine
By Nina Bobillier
Nina Bobillier is a wine reviewer and guide. email@example.com