sauvignon blancSau·vi·gnon Blanc
- a white grape of Bordeaux, used in making such wines as Graves and Sauternes
- a dry white wine made entirely or mainly from this grape, esp. in California
Origin of sauvignon blancFrench
- A variety of grape originally grown in France and now widely cultivated in many other wine-producing regions.
- A light white wine made from this grape. In both senses also called Fumé Blanc.
Origin of Sauvignon BlancFrench : from or akin to obsolete dialectal French servagnin, sarvinien, regional names for types of grape + blanc, white.
(countable and uncountable, plural Sauvignon blancs or Sauvignons blancs)