Cuvée – Wine Term of the Week

Cuvée - Wine Term of the WeekThe cuvée designation on a wine label indicates that the contents were derived from a single batch or blend of grapes, often consisting of several varieties. Wine producers may set a particular lot apart from the bulk of the crop for this purpose and bottle it separately. Cuvée batches are often (but not always) designated for the production of sparkling wines.

The cuvée designation denotes a high quality product but the term is not regulated, similar to the way ‘Reserve’ is used. The word cuvée in French literally translates to ‘vat’.

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