|Subject||Variety Focus: Sauvignon blanc|
Variety Focus: Sauvignon blanc was a UC Davis Extension course held on May 6, 2010 at UC Davis. The links below contain individual video presentations in an easy-to-use format. No additional software is required.
This was the seventh in a series of courses to focus on the viticultural side of select wine grape varieties. This aromatic variety from the Bordeaux and Loire Valley regions of France produces some of the world's most distinctive dry white wines and is an ingredient in the great sweet white wines of Sauternes. Lecturers include UC Davis faculty, UC farm advisors, experienced California growers and winemakers, and guest speakers from France and New Zealand.
The presentations review the origins of Sauvignon blanc; its history in France and the New World; the importance, development and selection of clones; and the role of Sauvignon blanc in the wines of France and regional wines from other areas, particularly California. Wine tastings and a reception were included. For information on other UC Davis Extension classes, visit http://extension.ucdavis.edu
The Variety Focus: Sauvignon Blanc seminar was videotaped in high quality by UC ANR Communication Services. These Adobe Presenter files do not require any special software to run, but please wait about 12 seconds after clicking a link for the video to begin. Controls for the slides are provided.
LOOKING BACKWARDS AT TRENDS IN VINEYARD MANAGEMENT OF SAUVIGNON BLANC
ABOUT SAUVIGNON AND ITS CLONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS IN FRANCE
SOILS, SUNSHINE, AND SERENDIPITY: THE SUCCESS OF SAUVIGNON BLANC IN NEW ZEALAND
SOURCES OF SAUVIGNON BLANC CLONES
Glenn McGourty, UC Davis Extension, Mendocino and Lake Counties
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON SAUVIGNON BLANC MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES (2 speakers; click on their names for links)