This white grape variety is sometimes touted as the challenger and heir apparent to Sauvignon Blanc. It is the most commonly planted vine in Corsica, and is also prominent in Sardinia and across southern France. It produces wines that are light, crisp and aromatic, often with creamy and oily textures. It has notes of apple and lime, and a slightly bitter aftertaste of green almonds or grapefruit (the result of a high concentration of phenols). It has a slightly salty minerality.