Sauvignon Blanc is a pure expression of the grape and its terroir. Unlike other grape varietals which are fermented in oak barrels to impart flavor, Sauvignon Blanc is typically fermented in stainless steel which imparts no flavor. This produces straight forward, fresh, fruit driven flavors that make it an easy entry into the world of wine tasting.
- Fumé Blanc (United States)
- Sauvignon (France)
- “Fumé Blanc” is not a style but rather a synonym of the Sauvignon Blanc grape by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).
- Wines labeled with a region name and not the varietal that have high percentages of Sauvignon Blanc include: Sancerre, Pouilly- Fumé, Bordeaux Blanc, and Sauternes.