American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A delicate sweet white wine from the Bordeaux region of France, made from grapes that have been infected with noble rot.
- n. A sweet to moderately dry white wine from California.
- n. A region of France producing dessert wines.
- n. Wines produced in Sauternes, including the immensely esteemed and immensely expensive Château d'Yquem.
- n. semisweet golden-colored table or dessert wine from around Bordeaux in France; similar wine from California
- From French. (Wiktionary)
- French, after Sauternes, a village of southwest France. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It is adapted from Pierre Herme's recipe for Prunes in Sauternes.”
“But in many cases, I prefer to serve a sweet white wine such as Sauternes, which goes superbly with Roquefort cheese.”
“It is complemented by sweet wines such as Sauternes and Port.”
“There are plenty of “matches” that work well, like Sauternes and Roquefort, Chablis and Oysters, merlot and lamb loin, but 99.9% of good wine matches are good because they tend not to interfere with each other.”
“A Sauternes with foie gras is one of my favorite experiences in life, Or an ice wine or port with a blue cheese on raisin bread.”
“Take the "perfect" match of foie gras and Sauternes.”
“Drinking Sauternes together with my wife Dushy and Richie Pisacano in Bordeaux while having a picnic on the side of the road.”
“No. But if I stretch, I guess I'd say Sauternes with seared foie gras.”
“And that's a pity because it is a revelation in a league with foie gras, French Sauternes, or fresh truffles.”
“The foie gras was covered in foil and heated in an oven for eight minutes and required only some fresh baguette to render it a perfect accompaniment of either Sauternes or another sweet white wine, such as a Montbazillac, in our case.”
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