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Cuvée

 

in champagne production, originally the name for high-quality must or must obtained from the first three pressings of the grapes. The term “cuvée” was used to denote differences in the quality of wines, which were graded as first, second, and third cuvée wines. First cuvée wine was the best wine of a region or a high-quality wine in general. The term was also used to indicate the quality of champagne.

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Our objective with this new cuvee was to create a highly memorable and unique champagne," said Winemaker Jean Jacques Cattier.
It's currently the turn of the red Alexis Lichine Cuvee Exceptionnelle 1er Bordeaux Superieur Rouge 2013 to be on offer at Tesco.
The Cuvee Chasseur has been rebranded with its sister wines Cuvee Pecheur (an aromatic blend of ugni blanc and colombard) and Cuvee Fleur rose (a pink from 100% cinsault grapes).
Cuvee de Tomme is a blended beer that starts with a base of Judgment Day, Lost Abbey's abbey quad brewed with raisins, and aged with Brett in bourbon, brandy and red wine barrels.
Champagne Jacquart have launched a new cuvee that looks as good as it tastes.
The ultra-premium cuvee Va de Vi is the latest sparkling wine in Gloria Ferrer's lineup.
Wow your loved one with Cuvee Royale Cremant de Limoux NV (Waitrose, pounds 2.
From left: Perrier Jouet Cuvee "Fleur de Champagne" Rose Vintage Perrier Jouet brings the festive drinker a feast of bubbles and art nouveau styling.
The strategy would enable the brand to achieve the same price point as prestige cuvee Dom Perignon, it said.
A chilled glass of Montana Brut Cuvee is the perfect aperitif or as an accompaniment with fusion food so why not blow away the winter cobwebs and welcome the arrival of warm evenings by organising a gathering for your friends and family?
The year inscribed on a bottle's label identifies the year of the harvest, while other markings classify the champagne by age, Non-Vintage of NV champagne (made with grapes from various harvests) is aged for at least year, Vintage champagne (made with grapes from a sole harvest and bottled that same year) is aged for three or more years, and Prestige Cuvee champagne (made with the very best grapes) is aged for five or more years.
Mumm Cuvee Napa Valley Brut Prestige nv (Napa Valley), $18.