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Sauvignon blanc

Sauvignon blanc

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 ("wild") and blanc ("white") due to its early origins as an indigenous grape in South West France. It is possibly a descendant of Savagnin. Sauvignon blanc is planted in many of the world's wine regions, producing a crisp, dry, and refreshing white varietal wine. The grape is also a component of the famous dessert wines from Sauternes and Barsac. Sauvignon blanc is widely cultivated in France, Chile, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the states of Washington and California in United States. Some New World Sauvignon blancs, particularly from California, may also be called "Fume Blanc".

Synonyms: 

Sauvignon jaune
Blanc Fume
Muskat-Silvane
Fume blanc

Hazards: 

Powdery mildew, oidium, black rot, and Botrytis cinerea

UK Area in production 2015: 

4.4955 Hectares

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Northernmost Vineyard Growing Sauvignon Blanc in UK & Eire

Latitude

Humbleyard Vineyard

Norwich NR14 8JT
Phone: 01508 578892
Norfolk
52° 33' 59.562" N

Largest Vineyard Growing Sauvignon Blanc in UK & Eire

Woodchester Valley Vineyard

Woodchester Valley Vineyard Woodchester GL5 5EY
Phone: 07710605558
Gloucestershire

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