Sauvignon Blanc is Australia’s most popular white wine. It’s also New Zealand’s biggest white wine export. Coincidence?
Sauvignon Blanc is generally designed to be consumed upon purchase or within a year or so. There's no need to let it mature as this will potentially develop 'vegetalaromas' of asparagus and pea - not quite what you're looking for in a nice glass of wine after a hard day at work.
Sauvignon Blanc history
We all know (and love) it as Sauvignon Blanc, but good old Sav Blanc goes under the alias of Fumé Blanc in California and is extremely well known as Sancerre in France. Whatever you call it, Sauvignon Blanc is Australia’s most popular (highest selling) white wine. And it’s our favourite tipple for a very good reason. It’s quite frankly delicious.
Australian Sauvignon Blanc regions
Sauvignon Blanc is produced in many countries around the world, notably Australia, New Zealand, North America, Chile and South Africa in the new world as well as the traditional old world regions of France, Italy and Spain.
Sauvignon Blanc flavour
Depending on the climate of the region in which it’s grown, Sauvignon Blanc flavours range from the acidic, grassy, ‘green’ notes of a cold climate wine, to tropical fruit flavours from vineyards in warmer, more temperate environments.