Sauvignon Blanc



  • a white wine grape variety grown around the world, particularly in California and in the Loire and Bordeaux regions of France, but also in Italy, Australia, New Zealand, and South America. White wine produced from this grape is normally dry, crisp and acidic and with characteristics that are often described in terms such as herbaceous, grassy, gooseberries, elderflower, currant leaf and nettles (but also cat’s pee). In the Loire valley region of France, dry white wines are made exclusively from this grape; in the Bordeaux region, it is blended with the Sémillon grape to improve ageing qualities.
  • abbreviationSav Blanc