Sauvignon Blanc is a green-skinned grape variety that originates from the Bordeaux region of France. The grape most likely gets its name from the French words sauvage ("wild") and blanc ("white") due to its early origins as an indigenous grape in South West France.
Sauvignon blanc is produced in many of the world's wine regions, producing a crisp, dry, and refreshing white wine.
Depending on the climate, the flavours can range from grassy to sweetly tropical. In cooler climates, the grape has a tendency to produce wines with a fresh acidity and "green flavours" of grass, green bell peppers and nettles with some tropical fruit (such as passion fruit) and floral (such as elderflower) notes. In warmer climates, it can develop more tropical fruit notes with grapefruit and peachy notes.