sauvignon blanc

noun
sau·​vi·​gnon blanc | \ ˌsō-vēn-ˈyän-ˈbläŋk How to pronounce sauvignon blanc (audio) , 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

Examples of sauvignon blanc in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both the rosé and sauvignon blanc retail at just under $46 for 1.5 liters (or, in layman's terms, around two bottles of wine). Elise Taylor, Vogue, 20 July 2022 Dry Creek Vineyard, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, helped launch the Dry Creek Valley in northern Sonoma County as a major wine region, especially with its sauvignon blanc and zinfandel. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, 7 July 2022 Named after the titular character in the Shakespeare play, Juliet offers rosé and sauvignon blanc in chic cylindrical containers that are inspired by the colors of textiles and tiles seen in Portofino and St. Tropez. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 20 July 2022 Best known for the white wines of Rueda, in Spain, verdejo typically offers a pleasant if not profound alternative to chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, 23 June 2022 For wine lovers who are looking for an alternative to chardonnay, pinot grigio, or sauvignon blanc, consider what the Italians drink on the sunny islands of Sicily and Sardinia to keep their cool during the hot days of summer. Liz Thach, Forbes, 30 June 2022 This is pure alchemy, as Day turns chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and chenin blanc from the Applegate and Willamette Valleys into something far better than the individual parts. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 18 Apr. 2022 The winery also offer a more traditional selection, including sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio and merlot. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 23 May 2022 Sauvignon gris is a mutation of sauvignon blanc that is best known in French wine regions like Bordeaux and the Loire Valley. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 4 May 2022 See More

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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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5 Aug 2022

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“Sauvignon blanc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sauvignon%20blanc. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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