Wine Varietal

Fume Blanc
  • Pronounced
    (FOO-may BLAHNC)
  • Appearance
    Straw yellow
  • Body Style
    Medium-bodied
  • Flavors
    Apples, lemons, limes, grapefruit, melons, peaches, mangos, herbs, bell peppers, minerals, and grass
  • Major Source
    California; France (Bordeaux and Loire Valley regions); New Zealand; and Washington state
  • Food Matches
    Appetizers
    Brie
    Camembert
    Goat\'s Milk Cheese
    Pork
    Pasta - White Sauce
    Chicken
    Turkey
    Delicate Fish
    Shellfish
    Vegetables Dishes
The Sauvignon Blanc grape hails from the Loire Valley of France, at Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume. Sauvignon Blanc is also found in the Bordeaux region of France, where it is blended with Semillon and Muscadelle to make White Bordeaux wines. Some California wineries produce wine of similar style, often called White Meritage. Also in California, the term Fume Blanc is used for the wine. New Zealand has had great success with Sauvignon Blanc, especially in the Marlborough region.