You’ve almost certainly had a Sauvignon Blanc at one point or another in your life. But what it tasted like will have depended a lot on where your wine came from. As with many classic varieties, Sauvignon Blanc has unique expressions that depend on the terroir in which it is grown. Today we’re focusing on New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. This New World spin on an Old World variety is full of grass, sass, and juicy tropical fruit. It’s a wine you’re going to want to spend some time with this spring and summer. Here’s everything you need to know about this bright, fruity, tart variety.

An Illustrated Guide To New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc