A premium quality grape, Sauvignon Blanc is distinctively medium-bodied, and aromatic.
It produces crisp wines which range form dry to sweet, with complex character ranging from grassy or herbaceous to musky. It is served both as a dinner wine to complement the flavor of poultry or seafood and with dessert, though this is more common with the sweeter varieties or blends.
Wines made from this grape are often found under names like Fume Blanc or Blanc de Sauvignon. The reason is unclear and sometimes confusing, however, the tendency is to name attach the Fume name to wines which are more dry and the Sauvignon name to wines which tedt to be sweeter.