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The Sauvignon Blanc Wine Grape

92 estates produce wine using this grape

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A few words about Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is a green-skinned grape variety which originates from the Bordeaux region of France. The grape gets its name from the French word sauvage ("wild") and blanc ("white") due to its early origins as an indigenous grape in South West France. It is now planted in many of the world's wine regions, producing a crisp, dry, and refreshing white cultivar wine. Conversely, the grape is also a component of famous dessert wines (Sauternes for ex). Sauvignon Blanc is widely cultivated in France, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil, and California.

Depending on the climate, the flavor can range from aggressively grassy to sweetly tropical. Wine experts have used the phrase "crisp, elegant, and fresh" as a favorable description of Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley and South Africa. Sauvignon Blanc, when slightly chilled, pairs well with fish or cheese, particularly goat cheese. It is also known as one of the few wines that can pair well with sushi.