Sauvignon Blanc likely derived its moniker from the french word “Sauvage,” meaning wild, as the vines are reminiscent of wild grapevines.
Surprisingly, Sauvignon Blanc is a parent (progenitor) of Cabernet Sauvignon (the other is Cabernet Franc)!
The “green” aromatics in Sauvignon Blanc come from compounds called Methoxypyrazines. By the way, Cabernet Sauvignon also has these same flavors (it runs in the family!)
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