How Well Do You Know Sauvignon Blanc New World Wine Regions? Take the Quiz.

Sauvignon Blanc grapes
Sauvignon Blanc grapes (By Nathan – originally posted to Flickr as Sauvignon Blanc grapes, CC BY-SA 2.0,

The Sauvignon Blanc grape traces its lineage to the historic vineyards of France’s Loire Valley, where it gained early recognition for its distinct aromatic profile and vibrant acidity. It is also one of two grapes, along with Semillon, which makes white Bordeaux blends. However, it was the New World wine regions that truly propelled Sauvignon Blanc to worldwide fame, reimagining its potential in diverse terroirs. In places like New Zealand’s Marlborough region, the grape found a new home, showcasing an explosive array of tropical and citrus flavours that captured the palates of wine enthusiasts. California’s Napa Valley and Sonoma County embraced this grape, offering a range of expressions from grassy and herbal to barrel-aged versions with creamy textures. Chile‘s coastal valleys harnessed Sauvignon Blanc’s crispness, while South Africa’s Stellenbosch region blended herbal notes with mineral complexity. Take this fun 5-question quiz about the Sauvignon Blanc grape in the New World wine regions.

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