A grape at its variety best defined in the central vineyards of the Loire,
where it produces characteristically aromatic dry wines. In Bordeaux, the
dry wines made from it take on a dusty quality, although this is changing
due to earlier picking and improved vinification techniques. The grape also
contributes to Sauternes and Barsac blends.
Synonyms: Sauvignon jaune, Blanc fume, Surin, Fie dans le Neuvillois, Fume´ blanc, Punechon, Puiechou, Gentin a romorantin, Muskat-silvaner, Savagnin musque.