Adjective "sauvignon" definition and examples

(Sauvignon may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈsəʊvɪnjɒ̃/

Definitions and examples

noun

A variety of white wine grape.
  1. 'A fine match for this is this Ardeche, a lean blend of Sauvignon and Chardonnay.'
  2. 'Increasing plantings here have made it our fourth most planted white after Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Riesling.'
  3. 'These wines - made from a grape called Sauvignon Blanc - come alive when you pair them with food.'
  4. 'To match this you need a very fresh, clean wine such as this superb Loire-style Sauvignon.'
  5. 'However, the current release of 2004 Sauvignons is more full flavoured, largely thanks to the ripe 2004 harvest.'
  6. 'Some age their Sauvignons in new oak, disguising it as a sort of poor man's Chardonnay.'
  7. 'Kiwi Sauvignon is one of my favourite wines, and I've recommended a fair few in the past months.'
  8. 'The Sauvignon tastes like hay and the Chardonnay has a steely finish that's not very charming, but both are still better than what I had before.'
  9. 'This is an appealingly restrained Sauvignon from New Zealand that's midway between the Loire and the more outrageous Marlborough examples in style.'
  10. 'This is a ripe, grapefruit and gooseberry-style Sauvignon with plenty of flavour.'
  11. 'If the Vergelegen is all about texture, this delicious Kiwi Sauvignon from Highfield Estate is about intense gooseberry fruit flavours and undertones of guava and grapefruit.'
  12. 'Don't spend a lot of money for the wine in the pork recipe; a $5 Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc is perfect.'

More definitions

1. a small blue-black grape grown primarily in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, in SW France, and highly prized in winemaking.

More examples(as adjective)

"varieties can be sauvignon."

Origin

(Sauvignon)French.