The second noble grapes episode shifts gears to focus on the three main white noble grapes (varietals): Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling (the outlier as the only non-French noble grape). The biddies compare the differences and similarities of old and new world Sauvignon Blanc to showcase the versatility one grape can have when grown in separate regions. All three noble grapes (varietals) showcase vast differences in profile depending on winemaking technique and location of vineyard with an example being the aging methods used for a Chardonnay (oak or stainless steel) and the residual sugar of a Riesling affecting how dry or sweet it is. 



Wines Featured:

Calla: Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc, Macon-Lugny Les Genievres

Kara:  Weindgut Brundlmayer Riesling Kamptal Terrassen, Karine Lauverjat 2018 Pouilly-Fume


Wine Folly, “About Sauvignon Blanc”

Wine Folly,  “The Essential Guide to Riesling Wine”

Austrian Wine, Kamptal

Wine Mag, “New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc”

Certified Specialist of Wine Study Guide, Society of Wine Educators

The Wine Bible, Karen MacNeil

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