Sauvignon Blanc is an aromatic white grape, originally from the Loire Valley, where it became most important for the dry white wines. The most famous Loire wines from Sauvignon are the Sancerre and the Pouilly-Fumé and also in the exotic Touraine white wines are made from this variety. In Bordeaux, practically all white wines, dry and sweet, contain more or less large amounts of this noble vine. Qualitative Sauvignon highlights are also found in Styria and in New Zealand, where it is now the most important grape variety. Also in Germany, the cultivation area is growing steadily and some notable wines are already showing the bright future. In California, it is also called Fumé Blanc.
The Sauvignon Blanc is characterized by a lively freshness and mineral clarity. Its aroma is reminiscent of cranberries and gooseberries, sometimes with slightly grassy notes. When the grapes were harvested unripe, the aroma is very green and vegetal, in very warm cultivation areas the fruit is sometimes also very exotic up to persist.
Sauvignon Blanc is booming. The worldwide vineyard surface has increased by about 70% over the past 15 years!
These wines contain Sauvignon Blanc: