Sauvignon Blanc has a distinctive, sharp aroma with naturally high acidity. Sauvignon Blanc's from California tend to be either one of two styles. The first a fruity style with tropical fruit undertones or a barrel aged style with more rounder melon notes. Aromas have been described as grass, weeds, lemon-grass, gooseberry, bell pepper, green olive, asparagus, capsicum, grapefruit, lime, and melon. Sauvignon Blanc is the wine that accompanies the greatest variety of foods. Sauvignon Blanc also is a component of the dessert wines Sauterne and Barsac.
The Sauvignon Blanc grape originated in the Bordeaux region of France and has a green skin.