Vou·​vray vü-ˈvrā How to pronounce Vouvray (audio)
: a semidry to semisweet white wine from the Loire Valley of France that is often produced as a sparkling wine

Examples of Vouvray in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Distributed locally by Republic National Distributing Co. Sebastien Brunet Vouvray Brut La Rocherie (3 stars) Loire Valley, France, $24 Flavors of crisp, tart apples — the tannic kind, for cider — dominate this sparkling chenin blanc. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2023 Creative Pairing: Demi-Sec Vouvray Vouvray, very much under the radar for many American-wine fans, is nonetheless the most celebrated expression of the Chenin Blanc grape in the Loire Valley. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 12 Nov. 2023 Here are three examples: Chenin blanc from Vouvray, a sauvignon blanc with a regional appellation that rivals some of the more prestigious from more famous areas, and a complex cabernet franc that may inspire you to brave any autumn chill and fire up the grill. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2023

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Word History


French, from Vouvray, village in France

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Vouvray was in 1885

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“Vouvray.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vouvray. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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