The famous Bordeaux region of France is the birthplace of the green skinned and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc grape varietal. The name ‘Sauvignon Blanc’ means ‘wild white’ in French. The flavour of the fruit can fall anywhere between aggressively grassy to sweetly tropical. Oak maturation of these grapes can lead to the addition of cream and vanilla flavours to the wine. Attractive fragrances of melon and citrus along with vanilla oak and mineral characters come off the nose. These wines have a light-bodied fruit driven palate that showcases flavours of lemon, citrus, grapefruit and melon accompanied by subtle notes of herbs, grass and minerals. They are supported by spice, smoke and vanilla oak characters. Sauvignon Blanc wines are light and crispy so they match perfectly with shellfish, mussels, scallops, swordfish, grilled vegetables and grilled chicken cuisines. Although it tastes delicious with these foods, it can be consumed as an aperitif also.