Email Updates & Site Feeds

All Entries
Tasting Notes Only
Follow via Twitter
For email updates please enter your email address:

Advert





latest on flickr

Photograph Showcase - © images by Andrew Barrow

Recent Posts

Categories

Latest Comments

on Apples and Vines - Hush Heath Vineyard (2) Tara wrote " Such a beautiful location isn't it? I love this wine, s... " [read more]

on Zampa Syrah 2008, Nashik Valley, India (2) Terry Lealan wrote " Have just tried the Zampa syrah and found it to be rath... " [read more]

on Viñas del Vero Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon Rosado (1) Fabio (Vinos Ambiz) wrote " Tempranillo Day. A small group of producers and wine-lo... " [read more]

on Vilarnau Rosé Cava (5) Mezzo Soprano wrote " I stumbled onto some great wines at the Chapel Down Vin... " [read more]

on Vina Pomol, Rioja, Spain (2) George Wroblewski wrote " Vina Pomal is an excellent winery - went there last yea... " [read more]

wine_blogger_logo.jpg
a uk wine blog
Creative Commons License
This weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Mystery Compound in New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc  Add/Read Comments



Related Posts:

Related:

Snooth Wine Search:



Share



I love me a decent New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc; the punchy flavours, the crisp acidity - a prefect Summer wine and not too bad in the depths of winter either! Perhaps my addiction lies in this 'mystery compound'...

Stuff.co.nz
"New Zealand Sauvignon blancs contain a mystery compound not found in Sauvignon blancs from anywhere else in the world, according to the latest research.

The compound was discovered by German PhD student, Frank Benkwitz, who is part of the research programme into Sauvignon blanc... The revelation about the mystery compound sent a little buzz around the room. Mr Benkwitz said the mystery compound was odourless, but could perhaps have a synergistic effect with other compounds in the wine that could help give it distinctive flavour... New Zealand Sauvignon blancs are higher in methoxypyrazines, volatile thiols, esters and C6 alcohols, the compounds that give it the capsicum, grapefruit, cat's pee and grassy flavours, than Sauvignon blancs from other countries.

The compounds are present in the wine at the nanogram per litre level, and MWRC scientist Mike Trought said measuring such small amounts could be compared with "detecting a human hair on the surface of the earth, and then trying to measure its diameter".

Add or Read Comments ADD A COMMENT (0)
Previous Post: Young Wine Writer of the Year 2006 Next Post: Bearded Stout Drinkers
This entry Mystery Compound in New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is under News



Add a comment

Comments are moderated and will take awhile before appearing under the entry. Thanks for taking the time to comment...