Today we want to touch on one of the grape varieties we eaborate Bodegas Bleda with. This variety of white grape is SauvignonBlanc.
SauvignonBlanc has French origin, what can be easily deducted from its name. The biggest production is found in France, Chile, California and New Zealand. In Spain is cultivated as well but to a lesser extent.
Let’s start by knowing how the cluster looks like. It is small, very compact and uniform, so that the grains are usually deformed by pressure between each other and with a very short peduncle. The vines have a high vigour, with very high productions and yields. They tend to have a late budding. It is a vine sensitive to strong winds, which is why it is recommended that it be driven on trellis.
But the key to SauvignonBlanc lies in the terroir in which it grows. It has notably different properties depending on the region and the weather. SauvignonBlanc is a developer of terroirs, weathers and vintages. It also creates an image of the place it comes from.
¿Where does Bodegas Bleda have its SauvignonBlanc vineyard?
The answer is easy. The vineyard is located behind the winery. Our SauvigonBlanc has well adapted to the climate of the area, although it does need its irrigation system.
Bodegas Bleda decided to opt for elaborating a wine that would only be elaborated from SauvignonBlanc. That’s how our Pino Doncel SauvignonBlanc wine was born. It has tropical aromas, citric nuances and a strong fruit character once it is inside the mouth that makes it excellent when having it with shellfish, fish, rice and ‘al dente’ pasta. It is a different, unique and incomparable white wine, a SauvignonBlanc with the character and personality of our unique terroir.
We have encountered many times with a general common thought regarding the DO Jumilla (Designation of origin of Jumilla). It is thought that in Jumilla we only have red wines. When some people are told that we also have white wines, they are amazed. Clearly, the area’s native grape is the Monastrell, a red grape and red wines are predominant. Despite that, wineries belonging to D.O. Jumilla have been elaborating white wines for years. And, more importantly, quality white wines.