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 and blanc due to its early origins as an indigenous grape in South West France. It is possibly a descendant of Savagnin.
Notable regions: New Zealand, Italy, France, California, South Africa, Chile, Bordeaux, Loire Valley
Sweetness of resulting wine: Dry or sweet