Fumé Blanc, a distinctive style of Sauvignon Blanc, is increasingly popular in Australia's diverse wine regions. Originally coined by winemakers in California, the term "Fumé Blanc" refers to Sauvignon Blanc that has been fermented or aged in oak, a process that imparts a smoky, toasty character to the wine. In Australia, this style is often produced in cooler regions where Sauvignon Blanc thrives, like Adelaide Hills and Orange. The oak aging adds complexity to the wine's natural vibrant acidity and grassy, citrus notes, resulting in a more nuanced flavour profile. Australian Fumé Blanc is a fantastic exploration for those who enjoy a bolder expression of Sauvignon Blanc, offering a harmonious blend of fruit-driven vivacity and the subtle influence of oak.