Sauvignon Blanc is easy to grow - and is highly popular, thanks to its aromatic qualities. In Bordeaux, Sauvignon Blanc is blended with Sémillon to make dry table wine and sweet dessert wine; in the Loire Valley, it plays a solo role in many of the region's table wines.
The Sauvignon Blanc market in the New World is dominated by New Zealand, where tropical fruit aromas follow a refreshing acidic finish. In recent years, South Africa has been producing some excellent wines, often aged in oak, and Chile is once again leading the low price market.Read More
France (Loire Valley, Sancerre, Bordeaux and Sauternes), New Zealand (Marlborough), South Africa and Chile.
Pale gold, or sometimes colourless. Aromas of white fruit, citrus fruit and stone fruit are common. Lively in flavour, with apple and peach notes; the finish can include citrus or mineral notes, depending on the region where it is grown.