Usually quickly identified in blind tasting, the Sauvignon Blanc is a true bouquet of flowers
Typical aromas here are fresh, green grass and redcurrant and gooseberry. But it is not only loud and expressive: in France and Styria, very fine, subtle products with very good ageing potential are produced. The hype about Sauvignon Blanc began in the 90s in New Zealand, when the Cloudy Bay winery literally reinvented the grape variety.
The exotic started a worldwide triumphal procession and was simply copied stylistically by many wineries. Sauvignon is often loud and aromatic, but in Styria or France it can also be incredibly mineral, complex and fine. You can like the former, but you don't have to. Sauvignon Blanc is extremely versatile and, with reduced yields, also presents itself as elegantly as Riesling or Pinot Noir.
In the wine-growing regions of Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé and Touraine in the Loire, Sauvignon usually dominates the vineyards and produces amazing qualities. Whether long on the mash as Orange Wine or aged in barriques, Sauvignon Blanc is an all-rounder and a very popular grape variety among connoisseurs worldwide.