Why New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and French one are so different? Like they would be two different grapes..

And this difference is stable. Or may be this is false and there are French Sauvignon Blanc that tastes as New Zeland and vice versa?

  • Please edit the question to remove the last sentence since that is asked in another question. – Eric Shain Dec 15 '18 at 15:46

It's a climate/weather thing. New Zealand Sauv. Blanc is grown in much cooler climate than in Bordeaux giving you a much crisper, tart style of wine.

  • Contrasting with Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume would be informative since Bordeaux sauvignon blanc is often blended with semillon – Eric Shain Dec 22 '18 at 0:03

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