Definition of Sauternes in English:


Line breaks: Sau|ternes
Pronunciation: /sə(ʊ)ˈtəːn
, sotɛʀn/


[mass noun]
  • A sweet white wine from Sauternes in the Bordeaux region of France.
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    • Celebrated blends of three varieties include Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle in Sauternes, and Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Meunier in champagne.
    • Many of the greatest white Burgundies and sweet white Sauternes are fermented in small oak barrels with stunning results.
    • Foie gras is so lavishly rich, it tastes best with powerful beverage partners, such as an intensely sweet, high-acid French Sauternes or a late-harvest white wine.

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