Sauvignon Blanc

About Sauvignon Blanc Grapes

Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most popular white grapes in the world and is a parent of the king of red grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon! Sauvignon Blanc, whose flavours are classically gooseberry, melon, peach and grapefruit, occupies around 270,000 acres of the world.

regions you can find this grape in
  • Bordeaux
  • California
  • South Africa
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

Where can you find the grapes?

Sauvignon Blanc grapes can be found all over the world although the finest examples are from the Loire in France and Marlborough in New Zealand.

Flavour profile

As with all grapes, where it is grown has a huge bearing on the flavours you’ll find – cooler climates tend to express more lime and gooseberry whereas those from warmer climes are more towards the melon and peach. The brilliant thing about Sauvignon Blanc is that every region’s version has different flavours. Passion fruit in Marlborough and lime in the Loire are great examples. The grape is pretty adaptable too as oak aged Sauvignon Blancs from Sancerre and Marlborough prove – they have brilliant texture as well as tarragon and cream flavours and the propensity to age well too.

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