Originally a native of the Loire Valley, the Sauvignon blanc has gained its acclaim at the beginning of the 20th century when the vineyards were reconstituted after the phylloxera crisis.
The climatic conditions and the diversity of the terroirs offer the Sauvignon Blanc a very slow maturity which allows it to develop and express fully, depending on the soil on which it flourishes, all the finesse and freshness typical of this grape variety. The clay-limestone (kimmeridgian) soil brings freshness and vivacity. On the clots, the sauvignon gives fruity and aromatic wines, tasty from their earliest youth. The flint imparts righteousness and elegance to the wines, bringing a mineral touch to the wines with this particular aroma of "rifle stone". The sands and gravels give them freshness and fruity.
The sauvignon reveals a palette of rich and complex aromas ranging from citrus (orange, grapefruit) to white flowers (iris, acacia, linden), vegetable scents (mint, broom, boxwood), with notes of white fruits (peach, pear) and even exotic fruits (pineapple, and even exotic fruits (pineapple, passion, lychee), with always this mineral note fresh and precise.
SURFACE AREA IN THE WORLD
IN CENTRAL-LOIRE VALLEY
Blanc fumé, douce blanche, feigentraube, fié, fumé blanc, punechon, savagnou
Sancerre, Menetou-Salon, Quincy, Reuilly, Coteaux du Giennois, Pouilly-Fumé, Pouilly sur Loire
Appellations Using This Grape
Interesting the word Sauvignon would comme according to the local legends, of druid Salvagnus who would haved live in the Central-Loire valley.