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Sauvignon Blanc / Fume Blanc

This white grape offers flavors of citrus fruit, melon, fig, herb, and sometimes grassiness. It can also offer vanilla and creamy flavors when introduced to oak. Typically light, crisp, and full of fruit, Sauvignon Blanc thrives in the Bordeaux region of France and is used to produce the delicious Pouilly-Fume and Sancerre of the Loire Valley and has also been very successful in California, New Zealand, and Chile. Robert Mondavi coined the name Fume Blanc in the early ’60’s to increase the grapes popularity in the United States. Today Fume Blanc has become more of a stylist reference to Sauvignon Blanc which has been oak aged. Serve this great wine with shellfish and seafood.