One of the most popular white varieties, Sauvignon Blanc has its origin in the Loire Valley of France, where it is used to make the well-known wines of Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre. It is also a key white grape in Bordeaux, where it is blended with Semillon and sometimes a bit of Muscadelle to make the delicious sweet wines of Sauternes and Barsac. From France, it has spread throughout the world, most successfully to New Zealand and Chile.
Tell-tale flavours associated with the grape are gooseberries, elderflower, freshly cut grass and grapefruits. It is not usually oaked, except in California, where barrel fermentation succeeds in making it taste just like Chardonnay.
Made with this varietal: Mana, Ondine, Setena White