Sauvignon Blancs & Pinot Grigios
Both Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio are medium-bodied white wines. Pinot Grigio, also known as Pinot Gris, can be light to medium-bodied, with flavor notes ranging from light and floral to crisp, fruity, or even citrus-like. Successful regions for growing the Pinot Grigio are the Alsace region of France, as well as areas in Italy, Oregon, and California.
Sauvignon Blanc has very distinctive characteristics. A very earthy white wine, it can show flavor notes that are more herbaceous. Characteristics of ripe melon, fig, and even passion fruit can appear. Sauvignon Blancs can be oaky or unoaked. Successful wine regions for Sauvignon Blancs include France’s Loire Valley, Marlborough in New Zealand, Chile, Italy, and California.