Chas·​sagne-Mon·​tra·​chet | \ shä-¦sän-(yə-)¦mōⁿ-rä-¦shā How to pronounce Chassagne-Montrachet (audio) \

Definition of Chassagne-Montrachet

: a dry, white or red wine from an appellation in Burgundy I've found one or two mild disappointments among the wines—what should have been a better Chassagne-Montrachet in its price range, for example, was oversweet and curiously sluggish.— Jay Jacobs, Gourmet, July 1985

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First Known Use of Chassagne-Montrachet

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Chassagne-Montrachet

borrowed from French, after Chassagne-Montrachet, wine appellation and commune in Côte-d'Or department, France (from Chassagne, Chassagne-le-Haut, earlier village name + Montrachet, a well-known vineyard in the commune)

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“Chassagne-Montrachet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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