Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon blanc is a green-skinned grape variety that originates from the Bordeaux region of France. The grape most likely gets its name from the French words sauvage ("wild") and blanc ("white") due to its early origins as an indigenous grape in South West France.[1] It is possibly a descendant of Savagnin. Sauvignon blanc is planted in many of the world's wine regions, producing a crisp, dry, and refreshing white varietal wine. The grape is also a component of the famous dessert wines from Sauternes and Barsac. Sauvignon blanc is widely cultivated in France, Chile, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Washington and California. Some New World Sauvignon blancs, particularly from California, may also be called "Fume Blanc".

Depending on the climate, the flavor can range from aggressively grassy to sweetly tropical. In cooler climates, the grape has a tendency to produce wines with noticeable acidity and "green flavors" of grass, green bell peppers and nettles with some tropical fruit (such as passion fruit) and floral (such as elderflower) notes. In warmer climates, it can develop more tropical fruit notes but risk losing a lot of aromatics from over-ripeness, leaving only slight grapefruit and tree fruit (such as peach) notes.

Wine experts have used the phrase "crisp, elegant, and fresh" as a favorable description of Sauvignon blanc from the Loire Valley and New Zealand. Sauvignon blanc, when slightly chilled, pairs well with fish or cheese, particularly chèvre. It is also known as one of the few wines that can pair well with sushi.

Along with Riesling, Sauvignon blanc was one of the first fine wines to be bottled with a screwcap in commercial quantities, especially by New Zealand producers. The wine is usually consumed young, as it does not particularly benefit from aging, as varietal Sauvignon blancs tend to develop vegetal aromas reminiscent of peas and asparagus with extended aging. Dry and sweet white Bordeaux, including oak-aged examples from Pessac-Léognan and Graves, as well as some Loire wines from Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre are some of the few examples of Sauvignon blancs with aging potential.

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Brancott Estate 'Marlborough' Sauvignon Blanc 750ML

From the ProducersBRANCOTT ESTATE MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANCA well-balanced wine with the palate we..

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Cakebread Cellars - Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 750ML

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Cape Mentelle 'Sauvignon Blanc Semillon' 750ML

From the ProducersCAPE MENTELLE SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLONCape Mentelle takes a minimal approach towar..

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Casa Lapostolle 'Sauvignon Blanc' Rapel Valley 750ML

From the ProducersCASA LAPOSTOLLE 'SAUVIGNON BLANC' Region: Valle del Rapel, Chile.Grape: 85% S..

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Casillero del Diablo 'Sauvignon Blanc' 750ML

From the ProducersCONCHA Y TORO CASILLER DEL DIABLO 'SAUVIGNON BLANC'Casablanca, Rapel (coast),..

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Chateau de la Roche 'Sauvignon Blanc' 750ML

From the ProducersCHATEAU DE LA ROCHE SAUVIGNON BLANCTouraine, Loire, FranceTasting NotesAppearance:..

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Chateau St. Jean Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc 750ML

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Cloudy Bay 'Marlborough' Sauvignon Blanc 750ML

From the ProducersCLOUDY BAY SAUVIGNON BLANCMarlborough, New ZealandThe iconic wine behind the Cloud..

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Concha y Toro 'Frontera Sauvignon Blanc' 1.5L

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Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc 750ML

From the ProducersCUPCAKE SAUVIGNON BLANCMarlboroughOur Sauvignon Blanc is a vibrant, crisp wine tha..

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