Sauvignon Blanc

(aka. Blanc Fume, Fume Blanc, Savagnin Musque)

Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and often assumes the moniker ‘Fume Blanc’. This popular synonym, credited to Napa’s Robert Mondavi, derives from the grape’s historic home of Pouilly in France’s Upper Loire Valley, where Sauvignon Blanc is the dominant varietal and goes locally by the name of ‘Blanc Fumé’. This noble grape is also successfully grown in Washington State and in New York on Long Island. In Canada, the variety is establishing a foothold in both the Niagara region of Ontario and British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.

When treated with respect and afforded suitable growing conditions, it is one of the wine world’s darlings. Dry wines made from this grape are characterized by steely, racy acidity, green, gooseberry fruit, asparagus and a grassy, herbaceous character. It is rarely oaked, except in California, where it has often been subjected to Read more »

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  • Clos Floridene Blanc 2014


    Clos Floridene is a good, sauvignon blanc based wine from Graves, and is about right for consumption now. There is the muted herbaceous nose and entry followed by the usual rich finish of white fruit. Drink now or until 2020. 90. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Chateau Brown Blanc 2014


    The 2014 Chateau Brown is filled with nuts and apricot on the nose and entry; there is a hint of apricot preserve on the palate and a deep, apricot-peach finish with a hint of sweetness and musk. Drink now. 89-90. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Clos des Lunes "Lune d'Argent" 2015


    Another great white from Domaine de Chevalier. Semillon dominant on the nose (that is, a muted, flat, scent of unripe peach on a light bed of cake spice). The entry is smooth, balanced and refreshing - though more dense and viscous than other Bordeaux Blanc in similar price ranges. Fresh and tasty. 89. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Brancott Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2017


    I bought this bottle of wine from the local supermarket where it was on special offer for £5. It is from an area at the northern end of New Zealand's South Island.I started it last night with my supper of fish cakes It is a dry wine.There is plenty of a melon.elderflower and gooseberry style fruit.This had plenty of flavour and was a good match ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Domaine Bousquet Gaia White Blend Tupungato Mendoza 2016


    Elegant and savory notes of fleshy peach, vanilla cream and golden raisins on the nose. In the mouth this in intriguing, with a somewhat contrasting palate of savory elements and ripe citrus fruit. On the one hand you have honeyed toast and oak and dark caramel, but as that begins to clear theres a clearing of floral peach and melon. A curious w... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Chateau Reynon Blanc 2015


    This is a fine introduction to grassy, herbaceous regular (but a cut above) ... attributes of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc... the scent of a slow running stream, for example. The wine has strong - almost stemmy Sauvignon Blanc notes on the palate with obvious aging potential of about 2-4 years. Great Value 8 Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Chateau le Tarey Loupiac 1990


    I bought two bottles of this wine for £16 from the website ... consists of ... consists of 90% semillon.5% sauvignon blanc and 5% muscadelle.. I started the first bottle last night with a plate of bread and cheese.It is certainly sweet like honey or syrup and there is plenty of an apricot,pineapple and satsuma like fruit with a hint of vanilla... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Becoming a multi-award winning winemaker takes hard work and dedication. Add ... ... fermentation for their Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, seeking to discover the largest reductive vessel that can be used with native fermentation.Willcock likes to push the boundaries of Chardonnay. In university she learned wine should be polished, clean, and ... Read More

    From the article Female Winemakers are Making Waves

  • I spent my first afternoon in Pfalz strolling through the quaint village of ... Mosbacher shared her 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, 2017 Cabernet Blanc, and many grand cru single vineyard Rieslings. It was my first experience tasting Cabernet Blanc, a crossing of Cabernet Sauvignon with a hybrid grape that tastes similar to Sauvignon Blanc with a Riesl... Read More

    From the article The Must-Visit Wine Region Full of Surprises

  • Aridus Sauvignon Blanc 2016


    Juicy pineapple and mango aromas with a touch of chalk. Very fresh and fruit forward on the palate with mineral notes of mango, pineapple and lemon, medium acidity and a creamy finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Oxford Landing SB (Marlborough NZ) was my introduction to this grape. Oxford Landing is a reasonable price for a surprisingly low % and an acceptable intro to this grape. However.... My real introduction was with Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough. Revelation; nice sharp taste (not too sharp), reliable 'vintage' (I'm a newbie so I don't c...

    Comment by 1566590alinore 1566590 alinore

  • I like Loire.. Rose Loire also. . Doucette and Maimbray.

    Comment by 1464471William Djubin 1464471 William Djubin

  • I am a beginner with should an unfinished bottle be stored..

    Comment by 1280156McCants 1280156 McCants

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    Comment by 417415les south 417415 les south

  • Tell Chateau in France that I will write to Then Real soon ,and my Two Sister Ruby's of Baron Maurice & Baroness Noemie De'Rothschild are Still The Best Best on Planet .This Blanc Nice To Drink.

    Comment by 417415les south 417415 les south

  • Tell Chateau in France that I will write to Then Real soon ,and my Two Sister Ruby's of Baron Maurice & Baroness Noemie De'Rothschild are Still The Best Best on Planet .This Blanc Nice To Drink.

    Comment by 417415les south 417415 les south

  • After tasting the following Sauvignon Blanc varietals from the Marlborough regions of New Zealand "Brancott and Matua", I won't even buy any Sauvignon Blanc varietals from any where else in the world.

    Comment by 475141PJMwine 475141 PJMwine

  • My love fo Sauv. Blanc is a relatively new one. I discovered the wonders of this strain while representing New Zealand's Villa Maria winery at Israel's largest wine exhibit - "Sommelier", which took place in November '10. I tried both the Blancs from the Private Bin and the Cellar Selection series. The aromas sent me dreaming. I had visions of t...

    Comment by 827915Malka Lev Adom 827915 Malka Lev Adom

  • frankly, i'm not pro in tasting wine, but somehow i do like this "Mancura" brand.... no doubt price are acceptable... and it was smooth for me..... any comment? do share... :)

    Comment by 539836Adriane31 539836 Adriane31

  • Tasted Kemblefield Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand this weekend. Oh my- it was a bunch of bold fruit just bursting all over. Only $9.99 a bottle. Guess I will be going back for a case. MMmMMmMMM!

    Comment by 351446dsolara 351446 dsolara

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