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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  • Sauvignon Blanc. Gato Negro 2018


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  • Chateau la Garde Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2007


    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the wqebsite ... empire.consists of 85% sauvignon blanc and 15% semillon[the estate used to use sauvignon gris as well but these vines have now been taken out] and was aged in used oak barrels for 10 months. I started my bottle last night with my supper of smoked mackerel and salad. It is a dry wine and... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • After all the Christmas and New Year festivities, I have to escape for a good ... ... to your scribbled order; Sauvignon Blanc (Sancerre or a fruity number from New Zealand), Viognier from the south of France or, if you’re in a red mood pick up a Chilean Pinot Noir or a New Zealand Merlot, or viceroy-versa.Curry and wine matching is getting ea... Read More

    From the article Can you pair wine with curry?

  • One of the few real bargains left in France are found in the southern Rhone and Bouche du Rhône and fall under the appellation Cotes du Rhône and Cotes du Rhône-Villages.  These wines are delicious whether red or white, and are still affordable at good price to quality ratios.  Their copies in Australia, South Africa, Australia and North America... Read More

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  • I am drinking an absolutely exquisite bottle of sauvignon blanc and it is not from New Zeeland.. It is from Domaine de la Chaise in the Touraine-Chenonceaux appellation. It was aged on its lees in stainless steel tanks.It is just bursting with grapefruit,gooseberry pear and elderflower style fruit. Bland or mineral this is not. I bought it at th... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • Domaine de la Chaise Touraine Chenonceaux 2014


    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 at the London France Show back in ... ... area and consists of 100% sauvignon blanc aged on its lees in stainless steel tanks.I started my bottle last night with my supper of baked fish. It is a dry wine and there is some fairly intense grapefruit,gooseberry.pear and elderflower style fruit Mineral or bland... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • We ought to banish preconceived notions in all areas of life, especially wine. ... the region’s Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle grapes.The mist clears, and piping hot sunshine dries out the grapes. The conditions allow friendly spores known as Botrytis Cinerea to develop on the grapes. This is the beginning of the hallowed Noble Rot ... Read More

    From the article Your Thanksgiving Holiday Show-Stopper

  • Thanksgiving Dinner NV


    As the Thanksgiving Day grocery store madness grows closer, who has time to worry about choosing wines for your Thanksgiving feast?! There is a plethora of different flavors and tastes on your Thanksgiving table and you want wines that will make everyone happy. Including your Wine Expert Uncle Pierre as well as teetotaler Gramma Betsy! There is ... Read More

    Wine review by WineSplash

  • No sooner than the Fedex driver dropped off our fall Bedrock allocation their ... County  (x2)2017 Judge Sauvignon Blanc Bennett Valley  (x2)2017 Old Vine Zinfandel California  (x5)2017 Wirz Vineyard Old Vine Riesling Cienega Valley (x2) &nbs Read More

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  • On a recent trip to Bordeaux, I had the extreme pleasure of exploring a ... ... ... different the Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle grapes grow in this region. Normally on a wine list or in a wine store, you will find these “golden wines” in the dessert wine section. This is a very common misunderstanding due to the wine’s sugar level... Read More

    From the article There's more to Bordeaux than meets the eye.

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