sauvignon blanc


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

Examples of sauvignon blanc in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Also included are a bottle of sauvignon blanc from Chile and a bottle of chenin blanc from South Africa. Rachel Trujillo, Peoplemag, 6 Nov. 2023 Bold & Delaney Winery Bold & Delaney was established in 2014, and grows 11 varietals including petite syrah, pinot noir, grenache, tempranillo, and sauvignon blanc. Rebecca Treon, Travel + Leisure, 20 Mar. 2023 In general, expect lush, full-bodied whites from Rhône varieties such as viognier and roussanne, with some good sauvignon blanc and chenin blanc as well. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 26 Oct. 2023 This is on the ripe side of sauvignon blanc — as in, not grassy or peppery, but effusive with flavors of mango and peach. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2023 Over 75 different types of grapes are grown here, including cabernet sauvignon, zinfandel, tempranillo, grenache, viognier, chenin blanc, sauvignon blanc, muscat canelli and chardonnay. Teresa Gubbins, Dallas News, 13 Aug. 2023 Three wines from Down Under this week: An Aussie cabernet from Coonawarra, plus a textbook sauvignon blanc and an outstanding pinot gris from New Zealand. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 24 Aug. 2023 The first collection includes a red blend ($16) of cabernet with merlot, petit verdot, and petite sirah, a white blend ($16) of sauvignon blanc with a hint of chardonnay, and a limited reserve red blend ($40) that is matured for 22 months in French oak barrels. People Staff, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


French, white sauvignon (variety of grape)

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sauvignon blanc was in 1941

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“Sauvignon blanc.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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