Sauvignon Blanc is a white-wine grape from western France, now successfully grown in wine regions all over the world. While the grape may be more readily associated with the Loire Valley (Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé), it is more likely to have originated from Bordeaux, where it is typically blended with Semillon.
Marlborough, at the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island has rapidly developed the Sauvignon Blanc as one of the best in the world of wine. The intense and readily accessible flavour of a classic Marlborough has captured a vast market around the globe, from the United States and Canada to the UK and northern Europe, Australia and Japan. In 2015, Sauvignon Blanc accounted for around 85% of New Zealand’s wine.