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Sauvignon Blanc does well in a variety of climates, preferring warmer weather than Chardonnay. It is tricky to grow, however.
Sauvignon Blanc is generally lighter - bodied than Chardonnay and is characterized by distinct herb, citrus, fig and sweet pea aromas and flavors.
The climate helps shape the wine style:
Making the wine with oak barrels makes it richer and more full-bodied.
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