Sauvignon Blanc has a reputation for being somewhat more aggressive, literally deriving from the French word for wild. Sauvignon Blanc is frequently described with words conveying grass, floral, citrus, various fruits depending on it’s climate. This typically is in an effort to describe the crisp acidic and green herbal notes in the wine (not vegetal, this is a sign of poor winemaking). In some cases, Cat’s Pee is an adjective to describe Sauvignon Blanc. It can also be oaked mellowing certain flavors and adding a smoky note.
Style: Primarily dry, unoaked. Aging in oak does occasionally occur.
Notable Growing Locations: California, France: Liore & Bordeaux, Italy: Tre Venezie, New Zealand, South Africa