Fume Blanc

The Sauvignon Blanc grape hails from the Loire Valley of France, at Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume. Sauvignon Blanc is also found in the Bordeaux region of France, where it is blended with Semillon and Muscadelle to make White Bordeaux wines. Some California wineries produce wine of similar style, often called White Meritage. Also in California, the term Fume Blanc is used for the wine. New Zealand has had great success with Sauvignon Blanc, especially in the Marlborough region.

Pronounced

(FOO-may BLAHNC)

Appearance

Straw yellow

Body Style

Medium-bodied

Flavors

Apples, lemons, limes, grapefruit, melons, peaches, mangos, herbs, bell peppers, minerals, and grass

Major Source

California; France (Bordeaux and Loire Valley regions); New Zealand; and Washington state

Food Matches

  • Appetizers
  • Brie
  • Camembert
  • Goat's Milk Cheese
  • Pork
  • Pasta - White Sauce
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Delicate Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Vegetables Dishes

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