Wine made from this grape smells of boxwood, white fruit and flowers. When tasting the wine, the taste of green apples, gooseberries, sometimes pineapple and lychee. The wine has a fresh finish. For Northern French wines sometimes crisp dry, from warmer areas softer in taste. These aroma and flavor components are less pronounced when this grape is used in an assembly with other grapes.
In the 18th century, the sauvignon blanc spread with emigrants to Spain, northern Italy, New Zealand, Chile, the United States, and South Africa.
In France, this grape is often found in the pure wines of the Loire, Bordeaux and Languedoc. Well-known wines from this grape are: sancerre, menetou-salon and pouilly-fumé. In addition, there are interesting assemblages with the sémillon grape in the bordeaux. In recent years, many good sauvignon blanc wines have also come from the new wine world.