Sainsbury’s Sauvignon Blanc

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A review of Sainsbury’s Sauvignon Blanc

Sainsbury’s Sauvignon Blanc
ABV: 0.5%<
Calories per 250ml glass: 53 (21 per 100ml)

Along with a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Sparkling Chardonnay, and a Merlot Rosé, this new Sauvignon Blanc is part of a push by Sainsbury’s to take their low-alcohol wines up a notch or two.

The packaging is a massive improvement on their previous labels for low-alcohol wines. At long last, supermarkets seem keen to make low ABV wines feel like more of an attractive option and less of a Hobson’s choice.

As so often, our taste testers were divided in their opinions, which just goes to show that taste is a matter of…erm…taste. According to the blurb on the bottle, this Sauvignon Blanc tastes of green apples, passion fruit and grapefruit. We weren’t really getting those flavours, although one person thought it tasted like perry. Someone else thought it the tart aftertaste of a wine and that it felt like an alcoholic drink.