White wine can be found in a broad range of flavors from citrus all the way through to dried fruit. You can see, in the images that follow, how the flavors move from tart fruits down the line to sweet robust fruits. All of this depends on when the grapes are harvested and what climate they come from. Keep that in mind as we delve into the flavor ranges for these three white noble grapes.
1) Sauvignon Blanc
This white wine can range from green fruit (like green apple) to tropical fruit flavors (like passion fruit). It also has signature herbaceous notes (like grass and asparagus). Sauvignon Blanc grapes thrive in cool to moderate climates.
The flavors of Chardonnay are linked to the climate in which the grapes are grown. This grape can thrive in cool, moderate, and warm climates which means you can find a wide range of flavors in Chardonnay.
Cool climate Chardonnay typically has green fruit flavors (like apple and pear) and citrus fruit flavors (like lemon and lime).
Moderate climate Chardonnay typically has stone fruit flavors (like peach) and sometimes tropical fruit (like melon).