Sauvignon Blanc is usually high in acid, light in body and citrusy. It can have herbal, grassy smells and tastes but sometimes, in warm climates, the citrus is less and there are more tropical fruit tastes. It does not pair as well with savory or sweet dishes but rather with lighter foods that have an acidic component such as lemon or vinegar.
Food pairings for Albarino, Assyrtico, Grüner Veltliner, Rkatsiteli, and Sicilian wines from the Etna DOC that are predominantly Carricante, would be similar.
Fresh goat’s cheese with lemon zest or herbs
Herbed Boursin Cheese and crackers
Havarti cheese with dill
Hummus with lemon or olive tapenade
Guacamole with a noticeable lemon or lime component
Yogurt, sour cream, or mayonnaise based dips with an herbal component.
Olives in a vinegar brine
Cold cooked shrimp in Italian dressing
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