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Sauvignon Blanc Calorie Guide

Sauvignon Blanc Calorie Guide

Sauvignon Blanc is arguably one of the most distinctive white wines, with an unmistakable acidic taste and intense bouquet which sets it clearly apart from wines such as Chardonnay. This, coupled with the fact it is made from grapes that can be grown in a variety of climates, has led to Sauvignon Blanc becoming one of the most popular white wines in the world. The characteristics of a Sauvignon Blanc can vary widely depending on where they originate - for example, Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand are easily identified by their passionfruit-like aromas, whilst the Loirre Valley in France produces a Sauvignon Blanc with a smoky and mineral-like quality.

But as a Sauvignon Blanc lover, you may be wondering how many calories a glass Sauvignon Blanc contains, and if it can be enjoyed as part of your diet. In this blog, we will take a look at the typical calorie content of Sauvignon Blanc, and recommend some of the lower-calorie wine options we have available at DrinkWell.

How many calories are in a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc?

A standard 750ml bottle of Sauvignon Blanc will contain around 600 calories and 15g of carbs. This is less than typically found in Chardonnay (615 calories per bottle) and Pinot Grigio (610 calories per 750ml), but more than you would expect to find in sparkling wines such as Champagne, which contains around 525 calories per bottle. However, this is still a substantial amount of calories - a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc has the same amount of calories as eating about six chocolate bars!

DrinkWell recognises that for a variety of reasons, many people also want to cut down on carbs as well as calories. This is why we have worked tirelessly to find and bring to our customers the best lower carb, lower calorie white wines available worldwide. For example, a bottle of our Crumsa Terres Rares Sauvignon Blanc contains just 534 calories and 0g of carbs, which is significantly less than the average Sauvignon Blanc.

How many calories are in a glass of Sauvignon Blanc?

As Sauvignon Blanc is a dry wine there is usually no or little residual sugar left in the wine, meaning that it tends to be lower in sugar and calories than it’s sweeter counterparts, and certainly more forgiving than high sugar alcoholic drinks such as cocktails. For example, in one serving, there tends to be around 100 calories in a Sauvignon Blanc, whilst the ever popular Piña Colada could have upwards of 300 calories.

However, it is the alcohol in Sauvignon Blanc that is responsible for the majority of the calories. For this reason, as a general rule, the higher the ABV of your drink the higher the calorie content. Luckily, here at Drink Well, we are committed to sourcing the best tasting lower-calorie white wines that do not compromise on alcohol content. For example, our Tierra del Rey, Sauvignon Blanc contains only 83 calories per 125ml whilst retaining a 13% ABV. Similarly, the 13% ABV Tierra de Estrellas - Sauvignon Blanc contains just 84 calories per 125ml. 

Which wine has the least calories?

Due to containing less residual sugar, dry wines tend to have less calories than sweet wines. Amongst dry wines, traditionally those with a higher alcohol content contain more calories as alcohol itself contains 7 calories per gram - nearly as much as a gram of fat. However, at DrinkWell you will find many high ABV white wines with lower calories.

The great news is that, in general, Sauvignon Blanc is one of the lowest calorie wines available. We’ve compiled the table below showing the number of calories in a 150ml glass of some of the most popular wines. As you can see, Sauvignon Blanc is right near the bottom - great news for Sauvignon Blanc fans everywhere!

Wine 

Average Calories (per 150ml)

Monastrell

130

Sangiovese

126

Cabernet Franc

123

Chardonnay

123

Merlot

122

Pinot Grigio

122

Grenache

122

Pinot Noir

120

Sauvignon Blanc

120

Chenin Blanc

118

 

As you can see from the table, there is generally little difference between the calories found in red wine and those found in white wine. For example, according to DrinkAware, a 175ml glass of red wine contains 160 calories, whilst the same size glass of white wine contains 159 calories, just one calorie less. Partly due to the lower alcohol content, Rose wine does tend to contain less calories - DrinkAware estimates a 175ml glass of Rose to contain around 147 calories.

We recognise that for some people, especially those following a low carb diet such as a keto diet, lower carb wine is more important than lower calorie wine. That’s why we have also written a really handy guide to low carb wine, comparing the carb content of different wines, which you can find here.

Lower calorie Sauvignon Blancs available at DrinkWell

We love Sauvignon Blanc here at DrinkWell - in fact, we stock more Sauvignon Blancs than we do any other type of white wine! We totally understand why some people just can’t get enough Sauvignon Blanc, that’s why we have put together a dedicated case of 6 bottles of our finest lower calorie Sauvignon Blanc offerings. You can purchase the case here for £61.99. Below are some of the bottles you can expect to find in the case, all of which are also available to purchase individually.

  • Just Sauvignon Blanc Case
  • £61.99
Nutrition details (per 125ml)
ABV13%
Calories81
Sugars0g
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Wildsong Organic Sauvignon Blanc

This highly enjoyable New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is filled with nectarine, grapefruit and rockmelon characters with an elegant lime zest lift. To make this generous and flavoursome wine, the grapes were gently pressed and fermented in stainless steel and older French oak barriques to maximise fruit intensity and texture. Being 100% organic, suitable for vegans and completely gluten free, this one is an all round crowd pleaser. In a 125ml glass of this 12% ABV wine, you can expect to find 91 calories and 0.29g of carbs. You can purchase a single bottle from the DrinkWell website for £14.99.

Painted Wolf - The Den Sauvignon Blanc

Originating from South Africa, this is a bright 12.5% ABV Sauvignon Blanc with notes of gooseberry, fresh cut grass and figs. A delicious and refreshing wine with just 90 calories per 125ml glass and 0.25g of sugar, this wine is suitable for vegans and is 100% gluten free. Great to share with friends and family, these wines are named after den, the heart of all African wild dog communities. You can purchase Painted Wolf - The Den from the Drink Well website for £11.99 per bottle.

B&G - Sauvignon Blanc

This Sauvignon Blanc is made by Barton & Guestier, which is today the oldest wine merchant established in Bordeaux - so you can rest assured that this wine is coming from a safe pair of hands!. It has a crisp and refreshing aftertaste on the palate with strong grapefruit aromas. This is a great lower calorie offering with just 82 calories per 125ml, alongside a mere 0.13g of carbs. You can purchase a bottle of this 11.5% ABV Sauvignon Blanc from the DrinkWell website for just £9.99.

Tierra del Rey, Sauvignon Blanc

DrinkWell are excited to offer this 13%ABV Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, containing just 83 calories per 125ml. Pale lemon in colour, this Sauvignon Blanc combines high notes of fresh grapefruit and lime, followed by gooseberry and melon. Herbaceous flavours marry exquisitely with fresh tingling acidity, creating a crisp lively finish. At just £8.99 when purchased from the DrinkWell website, we think you will find this one hard to resist!

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