Sauvignon Blanc Wines
Sauvignon Blanc is one of the world's most popular white wines thanks to its light and elegant flavour profile with refreshing acidity and enticing tropical fruit and aromatic grassy notes. Styles can range from crisp, mouthwatering citrus flavours to richer, oaked Sauvignon Blancs that have a creamy texture and a long finish with ample notes of spice and tropical fruits.
Key Sauvignon Blanc Wine Regions
The most famous region for Sauvignon Blanc is France where it is often blended with other local grape varieties like Semillon. The most prestigious French appellations for Sauvignon Blanc wine are Sancerre, known for its minerally and citrusy examples, and Pouilly-Fume in the Loire Valley, as well as the Graves region of Bordeaux. Another key region is Marlborough in New Zealand which is known for its cool climate Sauvignon with distinctive notes of gooseberry.
Top Sauvignon Blanc Food Pairings
Sauvignon Blanc wines are typically light and refreshing with distinctive herbaceous notes that pair well with goat's cheese, dishes cooked with Provencal herb blends, and even foods like asparagus and artichokes which can be tricky to match with wine. Other good options include leafy summer salads, grilled fish, seafood, or spicy and aromatic Asian dishes.