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

Word History


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)

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Chassagne-Montrachet was in 1940

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“Chassagne-Montrachet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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