Sauvignon Blanc and Fumé Blanc

Also indexed as:Fume Blanc
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A popular and common white found worldwide, Sauvignon Blanc offers a crisp, clean profile with vibrant acidity and a refreshing citrus fruitiness.

“Fumé Blanc” is a name invented by California winemaker Robert Mondavi as a way to distinguish his softer oakier style from the classic un-oaked leaner versions. 

Flavor Descriptors

Almost always quite dry, this typically offers a range of tangy citrus flavors from grapefruit to lime to gooseberry and often a pronounced green grassiness.

Food Pairings

France (Loire Valley, Bordeaux)

Picnic fare, cold chicken, goat cheese, oysters, and scallops.

New Zealand

Shellfish, mildly spicy Asian dishes, asparagus, and lemon risotto.

Americas (especially California)

Roast chicken, pork chops, grilled fish.

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