Flavors Commonly Experienced :
- Lemon / Lime
- Vanilla Oak / Butter
Sauvignon Blanc is native to France and most likely to the Loire Valley or Bordeaux. The vine most likely gets its name from the French word sauvage "wild" and blanc "white." The vine itself has a fairly wild personality, it grows with abandon if not trellised and pruned diligently. Classic Sauvignon Blanc is from Bordeaux, labeled as Bordeaux Blanc and Graves AOCs, customarily blended with Sémillon and Muscadelle to add friendly fruit flavors, and sometimes treated to oak aging. In the Loire Valley of France it makes wine that is flinty with pronounced mineral flavors. Sauvignon Blanc from California is bright, grassy and grapefruity. And, the best ones come from New Zealand where the long slow growing season helps the wine become vibrant, high acid, pungent and fruity wine.
Some Recommended Sauvignon Blanc...
- Sauvignon Blanc, CLOUDY BAY, Marlborough, New Zealand
- Sauvignon Blanc, VILLA MARIA, "PRIVATE BIN" Marlborough, New Zealand
- Sauvignon Blanc, BENZIGER, SUSTAINABLY GROWN Lake & Sonoma Counties, California