Collection: Sauvignon blanc

The Sauvignon Blanc is a white grape with a greenish skin, used for the preparation of white wine . This grape is planted in many wine countries . Its origins are in southwest France .

Sauvignon blanc grape

It is the main grape in Sauternes and Barsac , but certainly also in the Loire Valley . In more regions, successful wines are made from this grape, both sweet and dry.

Wine made from this grape smells of boxwood, white fruit and flowers. When tasting the wine, the taste of green apples, gooseberries, sometimes pineapple and lychee stands out. The wine has a fresh aftertaste. For Northern French wines sometimes crispy dry, from warmer areas they have a softer taste. These odor and taste components are less pronounced when this grape is used in a blend with other grapes.

In the 18th century, sauvignon blanc spread with emigrants to Spain , northern Italy , New Zealand , Chile , the United States and South Africa .

In France, this grape is often found in the " monocépage " (only one grape variety) of the Loire , Bordeaux and Languedoc .

Well-known wines from this grape are: Sancerre, Menetou-Salon and Pouilly-Fumé. In addition, there are blends with the Sémillon grape in Bordeaux. In recent years, many good Sauvignon Blanc wines have also come from the new wine world .