Sauvignon Blanc is a dry white grape first widely planted in France. Wines are tart, typically with herbal green fruit flavors. Sauvignon Blanc is a parent grape of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Aggressively-citrus-driven (grapefruit pith), with some exotic fruits (honeydew melon, passion fruit, kiwi) and always an herbaceous quality (grass, mint, green pepper)
Light-bodied to medium-bodied white wine
fish, chicken, pork, veal, Mexican, Vietnamese, French, herb-crusted goat cheese, nutty cheeses such as Gruyère
Sauvignon Blanc Alternatives
from Italy is less herbacious, but with more appealing, bitter flavors (bitter almond)
from Spain is almost identical, although sometimes fuller in body
from Austria has more savory vegetable notes (arugula, turnip, white pepper)