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Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc
is one of the best French grape-variety. It is the reason why it has been selected in several regions.

Sauvignon grape is used for Pouilly-Fumé and Quincy and it is the exclusive variety used to in Sancerre. Sauvignon is mostly a Loire variety. In the Bordeaux region it is used as well as other white varieties to elaborate Graves and Sauternes. It is also used in South West or Provence wines.

Sauvignon Blanc gives wines an herbal character with aromas of mineral and melon.

In the Loire Valley, Sauvignon wines have acquired such a renown that there are the "vins de Sauvignon" (Sauvignon wines) and the others.

Aromas : melon, mineral

French wines : Pouilly Fumé, Sancerre, Entre Deux Mers, Sauternes, Graves, etc

Other white grapes : Chardonnay - Chenin Blanc - Clairette - Muscadelle - Pinot Gris - Sémillon - Ugni Blanc - Viognier - Red Grapes











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