Sauvignon Blanc Appetizers

Also Albarino, Assyrtico, Rkatsiteli, Friulano, Grüner Veltliner and Carricante 

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  

Pecorino and Warm Olives

Tzatziki dip

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 

Calamari with a Lemon-Basil Sauce

Sushi  

Lemon Chicken Bites  

Roasted Pear Salad with a Grapefruit Vinaigrette

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