Sauternes meaning

sō-tûrn, sô-
A delicate sweet white wine from the Bordeaux region of France, made from grapes that have been infected with noble rot.
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A sweet to moderately dry white wine from California.
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A sweet white wine produced in SW France near the Bordeaux region.
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Any of various white wines, of varying sweetness, produced elsewhere.
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Plural form of sauterne.
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Origin of sauternes

  • French after Sauternes , a village of southwest France

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition