Sauvignon Blanc

White grape variety

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What is Sauvignon Blanc? 

Sauvignon Blanc is an aromatic white grape variety of French origin that is grown in wine regions around the world. 

What does Sauvignon Blanc taste like? 

Sauvignon Blanc has distinctly green aromatics which can range from green bell pepper via freshly cut grass and boxwood to tomato leaf and pea shoot. These notions are often accompanied by vivid fruit notes of citrus, peach and passion fruit and underlined by fresh acidity. When aged in oak, some of the headiness is lost but a creamy texture is gained, which is sometimes augmented by blending with Sémillon. Young Sauvignon Blanc lives off its aromatics but mature wines shine with freshness and texture. 

Where is Sauvignon Blanc from?  

Sauvignon Blanc’s exact origins are unclear but since it is an ancient natural crossing of Savagnin and another, unknown variety, it is thought to have originated somewhere in central France. 
 


Where does Sauvignon Blanc grow? 

Sauvignon Blanc is grown around the globe. It is widely planted in France, but it most readily associated with the wines of the Loire Valley in famous appellations like Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé. In the Bordeaux region it shines, usually blended with Sémillon, in the appellation of Péssac-Leognan. Its acidity is also prized in the sweet wines of Sauternes and Barsac. While there are pockets of Sauvignon Blanc in various European regions, the most famous region for Sauvignon Blanc, which gave the world a whole new appreciation of this grape variety, is Marlborough on New Zealand’s South Island. In fact, Sauvignon Blanc is New Zealand’s most widely planted grape by far. Sauvignon Blanc is also grown in California, South Africa, and Chile.

Famous Sauvignon Blanc regions:  

  • Loire, France 
  • Marlborough, New Zealand 
  • Stellenbosch, South Africa 
  • Curicó, Chile 
  • Steiermark, Austria 

Anything else?  

Sauvignon Blanc is the parent of Cabernet Sauvignon, the other parent is Cabernet France. 

Our selection of great Sauvignon Blanc  

- Vacheron, Sancerre, France

- Jolivet, Sancerre, France

- Dagueneau et Filles, Pouilly-Fumé, France

- Cloudy Bay, Marlborough, New Zealand

- Clos Henri, Marlborough, New Zealand

- Viña Leyda, Chile

- Tement, Steiermark, Austria

Country of origin: France
Color: white
Taste: sweet
Maturity: 8 to 10 years
Price: 6.5 to 39 €
Serving: Fish, Venison

This grape variety is also known by the name of:

Adelfränkisch, Beyaz Sauvignon, Bordeaux bianco, Blanc Fumé, Douce blanche, Fie, Gentin, Feher Sauvignon, Feigentraube, Genetin, Gennetin, Fumé, Fumé Blanc, Fumé surin, Champagne, Gros Sauvignon, Libournais, Painechon, Piccabon, Melkii sotern, Pissotta, Muskatani Sivanec, Pellegrina, Sampelgrina, Muskatni Silvanec, Muskatsilvaner, Muskat-Sylvaner, Picabon, Sarvonien, Sauginon Verde, Muskatni Silvanac, Quinechon, Pinot Mestny Bely, Sciampagna, Punechon, Punechou, Sauvignon fumé, Savagnou, Petit Sauvignon, Sauvignon bijeli, Sauvignon Bianco, Sauvignon Blanco, Puinechou, Muskat Sylvaner, Savignon, Sauvignon Jaune, Sauvignon jeune, Uva Pergolina, Spergolina, Sovinjon biheli:Sovinon, Servanien, Sauvignon White, Sovinak, Sovinjon, Sauvignon gros, Zoeld Ortlibi, Südtiroler Sauvignon, Sauvignon petit, Surin, Servonien, Rouchelin, Servoyen, Souternes, Sovinjon beli, Weißer Sauvignon

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Château Smith Haut Lafitte
France
Pessac-Léognan,  Bordeaux,  France
White Wine
Sauvignon Blanc
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95
2023 Château Malartic-Lagravière Blanc
Château Malartic-Lagravière
France
Pessac-Léognan,  Bordeaux,  France
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Sauvignon Blanc
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Château Malartic-Lagravière Blanc White Wine
93
2023 Château Couhins Blanc
Château Couhins
France
Pessac-Léognan,  Bordeaux,  France
White Wine
Sauvignon Blanc
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92
2023 Sauvignon Blanc Wachau DAC Joching Federspiel
Weingut Schmelz
Austria
Wachau,  Lower Austria,  Austria
White Wine
Sauvignon Blanc
12,5%
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91
2023 Elettra Sauvignon Blanc Italia
Provinco Italia
White Wine
Sauvignon Blanc
13,5%
Elettra Sauvignon Blanc Italia White Wine
91
2023 Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc
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White Wine
Sauvignon Blanc
12,5%
Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc White Wine
90+
2023 Château Olivier Blanc
Château Olivier
France
Pessac-Léognan,  Bordeaux,  France
White Wine
Sauvignon Blanc
13,5%
Château Olivier Blanc White Wine
90
2023 Sauvignon Blanc
Weingut Daniel Mattern
Germany
Rheinhessen,  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
White Wine
Sauvignon Blanc
12,5%
Sauvignon Blanc White Wine
90
2023 Sauvignon Blanc Südsteiermark DAC
Weingut Walter Skoff
Austria
Southern Styria,  Styria,  Austria
White Wine
Sauvignon Blanc
12%
€€
Sauvignon Blanc Südsteiermark DAC White Wine
90
2023 Sauvignon Blanc Südsteiermark DAC Polzblitz
Weingut Polz
Austria
Southern Styria,  Styria,  Austria
White Wine
Sauvignon Blanc
12%
€€
Sauvignon Blanc Südsteiermark DAC Polzblitz White Wine
90
2023 Sauvignon Blanc Wachau DAC Federspiel Terrassen
Domäne Wachau
Austria
Wachau,  Lower Austria,  Austria
White Wine
Sauvignon Blanc
12,5%
Sauvignon Blanc Wachau DAC Federspiel Terrassen White Wine
90
2023 Sauvignon Blanc trocken
Weingut Staatlicher Hofkeller Würzburg
Germany
Franconia,  Bavaria,  Germany
White Wine
Sauvignon Blanc
12%
Sauvignon Blanc trocken White Wine
90
2023 Lagradi Sauvignon
Lagradi Winery
Croatia
Croatia
White Wine
Sauvignon Blanc
13%
Lagradi Sauvignon White Wine
90
2023 Sauvignon Blanc trocken
Weingut Christian Bamberger – Steinhardter Hof
Germany
Nahe,  Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
White Wine
Sauvignon Blanc
12,5%
Sauvignon Blanc trocken White Wine
89
2022 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc
Château Smith Haut Lafitte
France
Pessac-Léognan,  Bordeaux,  France
White Wine
Sauvignon Blanc
Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc White Wine
96
2022 Heida Veritas
St. Jodern Kellerei
Switzerland
Canton of Valais,  Switzerland
White Wine
Sauvignon Blanc
14,8%
Heida Veritas White Wine
95
2022 Tement Sauvignon Blanc Südsteiermark DAC Kalk & Kreide Privat
Familienweingut Tement
Austria
Southern Styria,  Styria,  Austria
White Wine
Sauvignon Blanc
13%
Tement Sauvignon Blanc Südsteiermark DAC Kalk & Kreide Privat White Wine
95
2022 Sauvignon Blanc Südsteiermark DAC Ried Steinriegl 1STK
Weingut Wohlmuth
Austria
Southern Styria,  Styria,  Austria
White Wine
Sauvignon Blanc
13%
Sauvignon Blanc Südsteiermark DAC Ried Steinriegl 1STK White Wine
95
2022 »Réserve« Sauvignon Blanc trocken
Weingut Schnaitmann
Germany
Württemberg,  Baden-Wuerttemberg,  Germany
White Wine
Sauvignon Blanc
14%
»Réserve« Sauvignon Blanc trocken White Wine
94
2022 Sauvignon blanc Ried Steinmühle
Weingut Kollwentz
Austria
Leithaberg,  Burgenland,  Austria
White Wine
Sauvignon Blanc
13%
Sauvignon blanc Ried Steinmühle White Wine
94
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