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(ˌsoʊ vɪnˈyõʊ̃)

a small blue-black wine grape grown orig. in SW France.
[1845–50; < French; Middle French sarvinien name applied regionally to various grape varieties; of obscure orig.]
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LED by Marlborough, New Zealand's sauvignon blanc can rival the best, and its bright, punchy flavours are particularly appealing at this time of year.
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SAUVIGNON blanc's star has risen in recent years making it one of the world's most popular grapes.
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The zestiness of the lemon and the oily flesh, succulent and smooth, direct me to a Sauvignon to complete the simple feast.
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