sauternes

noun
sau·​ternes | \ sō-ˈtərn How to pronounce sauternes (audio) , sȯ-, -ˈtern\

Definition of sauternes

1 capitalized : a full-bodied sweet white wine from the Bordeaux region of France
2 usually sauterne : a semidry to semisweet American white wine that is a blend of several grapes

First Known Use of sauternes

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sauternes

French, from Sauternes, commune in France

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