Clean and vibrant with lots of flavour, Sauvignon Blanc ranges in taste from a grassy, asparagus, herbal style that the French prefer, all the way through to the full-throttle New Zealand Marlborough style where generous passionfruit and gooseberry flavours dominate. Essentially it’s a friendly dry white that goes well with food and has loads of personality. You’ll find it in its driest and most minerally form as the Loire classics Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé. The more intense, fruity styles of New Zealand are being emulated across the Southern Hemisphere in South Africa, Chile and Australia though they tend to have a little less fruit expression than the Kiwi styles. But don't forget about the soft peachiness of white Bordeaux and California, where it is often aged in oak and called Fumé Blanc. Sauvignon Blanc is a truly international grape variety and is usually instantly recognisable wherever it's planted.