Definitions for "Sauternes"
a sweet French wine
Sweet, luscious white wine from theVineyards of Sauternes in Bordeaux. When spelled without the final "S", identifies any sweet or semi-dry white wine.
(So-TAIRN) - Great French dessert wine from the Bordeaux district of the same name, made from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes harvested late and usually affected by botrytis, which see above. The most famous (and expensive) rendition is Chateau d'Yquemm although there are many other excellent examples. Not to be confused with "Sauterne," a cheap sweet jug wine from the U.S. under a naming convention that has now, happily, almost entirely died out.
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