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Sauvignon Blanc

Pronounced: So-vin-yon Blon

A white grape which produces refreshing wines with crisp acidity and aromatic flavours of green fruits and grass. These wines are best drunk young and without any oak ageing.

Sauvignon Blanc prefers to be grown in cooler regions, with the best examples coming from Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume (Loire, France) and Marlborough (South Island, New Zealand). When grown in too hot a climate, the freshness, acidity and aromas are lost. It is rarely oaked as this also causes the grapes' characteristics to be lost.

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