I’ve often been struck by the similarity of sauvage—the French word for “wild” or “untamed”—to Sauvignon. The comparison usually stops there, though, as most of us who are familiar with the grape associate it with crisp, refreshing white wine, like a favorite Sancerre or Pouilly-Fumé, or even an herbal, clean, new-world take on the variety. Those are all nice, but they’re hardly rock ’n’ roll, if you know what I mean. Here are three examples of the grape’s wild side. If they didn’t say Sauvignon on the label, you would be hard-pressed to guess!