Sauvignon Blanc is a white grape varietal that originates in the Bordeaux region of France. Its name translates to “wild white” due to its indigenous roots in southwest France. It is a widely popular varietal which is becoming a staple in new world wines. It can have multiple different flavor profiles ranging from grassy to tropical depending on the climate.
Our 2022 Sauvignon Blanc is a barrel fermented single varietal made in the Fume Blanc style. It shows tropical fruit notes with aromatics of guava, mango, and gooseberry that are layered with a natural acidity and texture.
Because of our Sauvignon Blanc’s acidity and bright fruity notes, I felt that is would go well with a warm, buttery garlic bread as it would cut through the richness. Cabernet Franc would be another wine pairing you may try with this recipe when eating other rich, herbaceous main dishes.
· 1c warm milk
· 1 1/2tsp sugar
· 2TBS dry active yeast
· 3TBS vegetable oil
· 2 eggs
· 1/2tsp salt
· 3c bread flour
· 1TBS butter
· 1 clove garlic
· Fresh parsley for garnish
In a small bowl add warm milk, sugar, and yeast. Your milk should be “baby bottle temperature” or about 95-100F.
Let yeast bloom for about 5 minutes.
Add oil, salt, and one egg and mix until well incorporated.
In a large bowl, add flour.
Slowly add wet ingredients to the flour and knead by hand for 8-10 minutes or in a stand mixer with the dough hook for 5 minutes on a medium speed, until a soft elastic dough has formed.
Sit dough to the side and oil the bottom and sides of your bowl. Place dough back in the oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap for 1.5 hours, or until the dough has tripled in size.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Dump dough onto a floured surface and split into 16 equal pieces.
Roll each piece into a ball and place 1in apart in a buttered 9x13” baking dish.
Cover with a tea towel and let rise for 30 minutes.
Before baking, beat the second egg and brush the tops of the rolls. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
While the rolls are baking and almost finished, melt 1TBS butter and mix with 1 clove of pressed or finely chopped garlic and finely chopped parsley.
When rolls are golden brown, take out of oven and top with garlic butter mixture and enjoy!