Sauvignon Blanc is an aromatic white grape variety characterized by gooseberry, elderflower, green bell pepper and asparagus notes. Oak is rarely used in order to preserve the authentic herbaceous-aromatic character of the grape and its refreshing fruitiness.
It grows in cool climate regions such as the Loire Valley. Here, wines have high level of acidity, medium body and dry structure. Well inland in Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé the slowly ripening of the vine allows the production of the most prestigious Sauvignon Blanc. The uniqueness of the soil made of gravel gives wines a steely character accompanied by pronounced aromas of green fruits.