What is “Fume Blanc”?

Jul 10, 2024 What is “Fume Blanc”? While Sauvignon Blanc is renowned for its vibrant, grassy acidity, the Fumé Blanc style offers a unique twist. Pioneered by legendary Napa winemaker Robert Mondavi in 1968, Fumé Blanc is Sauvignon Blanc aged in oak, imparting a rich, toasty, and “smoky” character. Mondavi drew inspiration from the naturally…