Keyword: Sauvignon Blanc
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The white variety is one of the so-called noble CĂ©pages . Their main distribution center in southwest France, where it was first documented in 1710. Also on the Loire, in western Switzerland and the south-east of France it is grown. A legend of King Henry IV (1553-1610) could indicate the age of the vine. Immediately after his birth, his grandfather should be rubbed with a clove of garlic and the lips have instilled a sip of Sauvignon Blanc. This was supposedly the king of late, great wine connoisseurs. The number of synonymous name in some other varieties and cultivars. These are Doux Blanc, FumĂ© Blanc, Douce Blanche, Fig Grapes, Fie , Sauvignon Gros, Libournais, nutmeg Silvaner, Sylvaner, Muscat, Punechon, Pu (i) nechou, Riesling de Wuerzbourg, Rouchelin, Sauternes, Sarvonien, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Blanco, FumĂ© Sauvignon, Sauvignon Jaune and Sauvignon Petit, Sauvignon White, Savagnou Sauvignon, Sovinjon, Sovinon and Surin. The vine is one of the Frankish varieties. There are also varieties with different berry color as Sauvignon Gris (RosĂ©) and Sauvignon Rouge (Violet).
After the Abbey of St. Gallen (Switzerland) located lease Sauvignon Blanc 1692 has already grown in the community Pfaffenweiler (MarkgrĂ¤flerland). At that time the stock room at the monastery of St. Gall Pfaffenweiler ruled. This document requires that new plantings are grown in red or burgundy Muscatsylvaner (Sauvignon Blanc) has. By the third kingdom of Muscatsylvaner was growing in several areas of Baden. Under the Nazi occupation of farming in Germany was banned on the grounds that the popular Sauvignon Blanc in France an "enemy of wine" is. So it was after the Second World War in Germany for a long time without meaning. As a "Riesling from WĂĽrzburg" he was the John Simon Hofbotaniker Johann Simon Kerner (1755-1830) immortalized in 1800 in his vine-screen panels. He's probably using the old Franconian varieties Greenfinch (Franke needle) are identical, which was until the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) cultivated in Franconia.
In France and later performed in Austria DNA suggest that the Sauvignon Blanc with both the Traminer (Savagnin), as well as Chenin Blanc is closely related. Both come as a parent in question, and there are different opinions. One is called a cross between Traminer x Chenin Blanc. A second goes by Traminer from x (still) unknown species and suspected Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc as siblings. According to a variant of Sauvignon Blanc and Traminer should have come over from Great Moravia francs to the Loire Valley and Bordeaux. A second option calls the Loire as the origin. A spontaneous crossing Cabernet Franc x Sauvignon Blanc was Cabernet Sauvignon . The Sauvignon Blanc was a partner at crossroads Agorra , Arriloba , Bruni, 54 and Misket Sungurlarski . A faded open the seedling varieties Avrora Magaracha . Previously, the variety Sauvignon Vert (Sauvignonasse) is often confused with Sauvignon Blanc. This is (if ever) only distantly related.
The distinctive feature of the Sauvignon Blanc is the strong aroma of grass , herbs, gooseberry and green fruit. From the late grapes are driving, especially in the Loire region of France, aromatic, fresh, dry white wines such as Sancerre and Pouilly-FumĂ© pressed unmixed, which have long shelf life. The variety gives also as a co-partner of the SĂ©millon the wines freshness and power, such as the famous wines of Graves and Sauternes . She has competed in the last few decades, the triumphant march around the world and is also in Argentina, Chile, Italy, New Zealand and particularly successful in California (where her Robert Mondavi the name was Blanc FumĂ©) and South Africa cultivated. Worldwide, it occupies 80,000 hectares of vineyards, making it among the top 15. In 2009 she was represented with a strong upward trend in Germany and in Austria to 516 to 933 hectares.