Sau·ternes or sau·ternes (sō-tûrn, sô-)
n. pl. Sau·ternes (-tûrn, -tûrnz)
1. A delicate sweet white wine from the Bordeaux region of France, made from grapes that have been infected with noble rot.
2. often sau·terne (-tûrn) A sweet to moderately dry white wine from California.
[French, after Sauternes, a village of southwest France.]
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