domaine

noun
do·​maine | \ dō-ˈmān How to pronounce domaine (audio) , -ˈmen \

Definition of domaine

: a vineyard especially in Burgundy that makes and bottles wine from its own grapes

Examples of domaine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web About 1,000 hectares were wiped out by frost, some areas suffered hail, and many domaines were hard-hit by mildew, requiring serious sorting in the vineyard. Elin Mccoy, chicagotribune.com, "Despite extreme weather, 2019 is a ‘perfect storm’ vintage for wine," 14 Oct. 2019 Il arrive cet après midi au domaine de Luchin pour passer la visite médicale. SI.com, "Report: Bayern Munich Agrees to Pay Release Clause for Espanyol Midfielder Marc Roca," 23 Aug. 2019 Domaine Alain Chavy Bourgogne Chardonnay 2017 Burgundy, France, $26 This domaine is located in Burgundy’s Pouilly-Fuissé appellation, prime chardonnay territory. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "This delightful French rosé comes from a seasoned winemaker and is just $12," 16 Aug. 2019 The domaine was founded by Fourrier’s ancestors in 1850. Jay Mcinerney, Town & Country, "How One French Winemaker Is Quietly Revolutionizing His Family's Venerable Wine," 19 Apr. 2017 This organic and biodynamic domaine has been growing grapes for more than 400 years. Elin Mccoy, Bloomberg.com, "Forget Prosecco: French Crémants Should Be Your Champagne Alternative," 21 Feb. 2018 Tabulating Terroir Burgundy’s wines are classified by place rather than domaine or chateau. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "Beat the Burgundy Bubble: 11 Still-Affordable Wines," 7 Dec. 2017 In France, words like chateau or domaine in the winery’s name are essentially code for estate-grown. Gar Joseph, Philly.com, "Cheap Buzz: Estate Wines Are Artisanal Wines," 20 Sep. 2017 Domaine Armand Rousseau is one of the greatest red wine producers of Burgundy, renowned for its Gevrey-Chambertin. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "Betony, a Three-Star Restaurant in Midtown, Will Close DEC. 1, 2016," 8 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of domaine

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for domaine

French (short for domaine vinicole or viticole), literally, property, domain

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“Domaine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/domaine. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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