sauvignon blanc

sau·​vi·​gnon blanc | \ˌsō-vēn-ˈyōⁿ-ˈbläⁿ \

Definition of sauvignon blanc 

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

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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,, "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,, "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,, "The Bercy adds French brasserie sheen to thriving Ardmore scene," 13 July 2018 Among the most popular are pinot blanc, pinot gris (also called pinot grigio by some Michigan winemakers), sauvignon blanc, riesling, gewurztraminer and chardonnay on the white side; or pinot noir, cabernet franc and merlot on the red side. Michael Austin,, "Explore Michigan's diverse wine scene, one of the country's most exciting developing regions," 5 July 2018 Camille Sobon, however, is a fan of New Zealand sauvignon blanc and has been lobbying her father to make one in that sizzling style. Mike Dunne, sacbee, "Shenandoah Valley’s newest winery Paul J. Wines recognizes the old," 4 July 2018 But that’s precisely why sauvignon blanc is so often underrated. Marnie Old,, "Great Wine Values: Casillero del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc," 2 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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