Definition for sauternes (2 of 2)
noun (sometimes lowercase)
Origin of Sauterne
Examples from the Web for sauternes
Alternate: Sauternes Adapted from My Calabria by Rosetta Costantino with Janet Fletcher.
One ate oysters à la poulette, terrapin-salads, and croquettes; the wines were Sauternes and champagnes.Vandover and the Brute|Frank Norris
Then add a small glass of rhum, a small glass of kirsch, and a glass of sauternes.The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book|Victor Hirtzler
The medium grade clarets and so-called Sauternes are made in California, in great quantities.The Art of Entertaining|M. E. W. Sherwood
Chteauneuf communicates with the Sauternes district by rail, so that supplies of wine from there are readily obtainable.
This colombar grape is simply the semillon—one of the leading varieties of the Sauternes district—transported to the Charente.
British Dictionary definitions for sauternes
Word Origin for Sauternes
Word Origin and History for sauternes
also Sauternes, name for certain white wines, 1711, from Sauterne, district near Bordeaux where it is made.