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 But the winemaker can, in different ways, influence the nature of a sauvignon blanc. Per And Britt Karlsson, Forbes, "Sauvignon Blanc: This Multitalented, Aromatic Grape Is Growing In Popularity," 12 Apr. 2021 The brand offers a pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, red blend, Chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and rosé. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Snoop Dogg, Post Malone & More Musician-Owned Wines You Need to Try," 17 Mar. 2021 The world’s newest sauvignon blanc country is New Zealand. Per And Britt Karlsson, Forbes, "Sauvignon Blanc: This Multitalented, Aromatic Grape Is Growing In Popularity," 12 Apr. 2021 Nearly 200 wineries are spread along the valley's sub regions, each with distinct climate and soil conditions, producing sauvignon blanc, pinot gris, chardonnay, and riesling as well as pinot noir, syrah, cabernet sauvignon, and merlot. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "COVID Grounded This Airline Pilot — so He's Using His Sommelier Skills to Host Virtual Wine Tastings," 26 Mar. 2021 The brand offers a sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon and red blend. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Snoop Dogg, Post Malone & More Musician-Owned Wines You Need to Try," 17 Mar. 2021 The standard white wine glass welcomes a variety of light- and medium-bodied whites, including sauvignon blanc. Anthony Marcusa, chicagotribune.com, "The best chardonnay wine glass," 23 Feb. 2021 One sip of their No. 5, a 50-50 blend of semillon and sauvignon blanc, led me to make a resolution to buy more of their wines in 2021. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "6 Pacific Northwest wine surprises from 2020," 23 Jan. 2021 Most white wine has a shorter window: sauvignon blanc, riesling, and pinot grigio should be drunk within three years, while chardonnay and certain old-world whites last up to five years. Anthony Marcusa, chicagotribune.com, "How long does wine last unopened?," 22 Jan. 2021

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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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The first known use of sauvignon blanc was in 1941

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1 May 2021

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“Sauvignon blanc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sauvignon%20blanc. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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