sauvignon blanc

noun
sau·​vi·​gnon blanc | \ ˌsō-vēn-ˈyōⁿ-ˈbläⁿ How to pronounce sauvignon blanc (audio) \

Definition of sauvignon blanc

: a dry white wine made from a grape originally grown in Bordeaux and the Loire valley

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For example, the classic V-day treat of fresh briny oysters is a good match for a crisp Muscadet or a sprightly sauvignon blanc, while a hearty beef stew will be great with a hefty cabernet sauvignon or Syrah. 2. Catherine Lo, Good Housekeeping, "5 Quick Wine Pairing Tips for Valentine's Day," 10 Feb. 2011 Infinite Monkey Theorem, a winery based in Denver, markets a sauvignon blanc infused with hops. Dave Mcintyre, The Seattle Times, "The next generation of wine coolers tastes like fun," 20 Aug. 2018 There’s another issue, though, that muddies public perception of sauvignon blanc wines and compromises their popularity. Marnie Old, Philly.com, "Great Wine Values: Casillero del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc," 2 July 2018 This is true of every genre of wine, from the most exalted, historic category, like Bordeaux, to highly popular ones like New Zealand sauvignon blanc and rosé, to those on the polarizing vanguard, like natural wines. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "The Aligoté Defense Rests," 28 June 2018 In recent years, though, a growing number are emerging from considerably cooler zones better known for their white wines, like this zippy pinot noir rosé from Marlborough (a region of New Zealand that is virtually synonymous with sauvignon blanc). Marnie Old, Philly.com, "Great Wine Values: Matua Pinot Noir Rosé," 17 May 2018 Light-bodied white wines like sauvignon blanc and pinot grigio should be clear with a very pale, light yellow color which indicates the wine is fresh, vibrant and ready to drink. Stephanie Miskew, Fox News, "3 ways to tell if a bottle of wine is bad and what to do about it," 10 Oct. 2016 Sancerre is another Loire Valley sauvignon blanc style, but that word is sneakily similar to Sauternes (the sublime, unfortified sweet wine from Bordeaux) and Savennieres (nested in Vouvray and made with chenin blanc). Michael Austin, chicagotribune.com, "A lesson on wine terms that will go down easy," 13 June 2018 But they were well shucked, with briny Wellfleets and the cucumber-melon delicacy of Washington state Capitals to pair with my crisp glass of sauvignon blanc from Ateliers Raspail in the Loire’s Touraine. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "The Bercy adds French brasserie sheen to thriving Ardmore scene," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of sauvignon blanc

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sauvignon blanc

French, white sauvignon (variety of grape)

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