List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Sauvignon Blanc

Learn about Sauvignon Blanc — taste profile, popular regions and more ...

undefined, null

A crisp, refreshing variety that equally reflects both terroir and varietal character, Sauvignon Blanc is responsible for a vast array of wine styles. However, a couple of commonalities always exist—namely, zesty acidity and intense aromatics. The variety is of French provenance, and is most important in Bordeaux and the Loire Valley. It also shines in New Zealand, California, Australia and parts of NE Italy. Chile and South Africa are excellent sources of high-quality, value-priced Sauvignon Blanc.

Tasting Notes for Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is a dry white wine. In its homeland, Bordeaux, winemakers prefer to blend it with Sémillon to produce a softer, richer style. In the Loire Valley, Sauvignon Blanc expresses citrus, flint and smoky flavors, especially from in Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé. Marlborough, New Zealand often produces a pungent and racy version, reminiscent of cut grass, gooseberry and grapefruit. California's style is fruit-driven, in either a soft and oak-aged or snappy and fresh version.

Perfect Food Pairings for Sauvignon Blanc

The freshness of Sauvignon Blanc’s flavor lends it to a range of light, summery dishes including salad, seafood and mild Asian cuisine. Sauvignon Blanc settles in comfortably at the table with notoriously difficult foods like artichokes or asparagus. When combined with Sémillon (and perhaps some oak), it matches well with complex seafood and chicken dishes.

Sommelier Secrets for Sauvignon Blanc

Along with Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc is a proud parent of Cabernet Sauvignon. That green bell pepper aroma that all three varieties share is no coincidence—it comes from a high concentration of pyrazines (herbaceous aromatic compounds) inherent to each member of the family.

Filter by
2 Items
2 Items
  • Ladoucette Baron de L Pouilly Fume 2010 Front Label
    Ladoucette Baron de L Pouilly Fume 2010
    Sauvignon Blanc from Pouilly-Fume, Loire, France
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Price per bottle
      Currently Unavailable $99.99
      Try the
      99 99
      99 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Domaine Vacheron Le Paradis Sancerre 2010  Front Label
      Domaine Vacheron Le Paradis Sancerre 2010
      Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, Loire, France
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Price per bottle
        Currently Unavailable $64.99
        Try the
        64 99
        64 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

      Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
      Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

      It's easy to make the switch.
      Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

      Yes, Update Now

      Search for ""

      Processing Your Order...