Sauternes

[ UK /sˈɔːtənz/ ]
[ US /soʊˈtɝnz/ ]
NOUN
  1. semisweet golden-colored table or dessert wine from around Bordeaux in France; similar wine from California
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How To Use Sauternes In A Sentence

  • At the summit of the Sauternes appellation is the world famous Chateau d' Yquem.
  • Pan-fried foie gras followed swiftly, served with roasted fresh figs and a rather incongruous glass of Sauternes.
  • Get to know French Sauternes dessert wines; learn more about wine in this free instructional video.
  • Strawberry cream cake could have lived happily ever after with a Sauternes sabayon.
  • For the great sweet Bordeaux whites, you need Sauternes of similar status and you go to d' Yquem, where they don't do red.
  • A sweet white wine from the Sauternes region of southwest France.
  • While most of the world is obsessed with sell-by dates, freshness and ripeness, the sleepy hamlet of Sauternes sits 30 miles south of Bordeaux, obsessed with rot, decay and fungus.
  • The 2001 vintage was a stunning one for Sauternes, and their grapes produced wines oozing in sweetness.
  • You don't often find a bottle like this: it's a rare example of a honeyed, luscious, intense Sauternes at a reasonable price.
  • Today, we prize dry red and white wines from round the world, while 100 years ago - although clarets and Burgundies were relished - real admiration was saved for naturally sweet wines: the Sauternes, Tokajis and Trockenbeerenausleses.
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