sauvignon blanc

noun
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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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 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, chicagotribune.com, "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, Philly.com, "Great Wine Values: Casillero del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc," 2 July 2018 Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Felton Road Vineyard, near Cromwell, Bannockburn, Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand New Zealand, was once known merely for crisp, grassy sauvignon blanc wines. Evan Ortiz, Bloomberg.com, "The Best Luxury Photos From February," 1 Mar. 2018 Bridge Lane Wine sells wine kegs in five different wine varietals, including chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, red blend, white merlot, and of course, rosé. Olivia Harrison, refinery29.com, "Rosé Kegs Are The Perfect Addition To Your Memorial Day Party," 21 May 2018 Get cozy at a local winery, sipping sauvignon blanc, and then head back to any number of local Havelock restaurants for a bowl of mussels and fresh baked bread. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "Before She Was Royal: Meghan Markle's Camper Van Road Trip Through New Zealand," 17 May 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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