Cuvée

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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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9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Armand de Brignac Champagne announced the official launch of its newest prestige cuvee expression,Armand de Brignac Blanc de Noirs, which arrived in select cities of the world this week.
Over at Pommery, I met Thierry Gasco, the chef de caves responsible for 14 different cuvees.
Surprise your guests with Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs, $25 or Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs, $27; Domaine Chandon Reserve Brut, $20; Domaine Carneros, $21; Gloria Ferrer Royal Cuvee, $18; or Iron Horse Blanc de Blancs, $25--all from California.
PROSECCO GREY EDITION : Glera & Pinot Grigio cuvee, a sparkling wine with an unmistakable personality, where the intense aromatic notes of Glera perfectly marry with the fruity notes of Pinot Grigio.
More impressive is the meaty, gamey La Falaise, based on a Syrah blend, with both cuvees selling at 6 and 13 euros respectively.
Michelle, Michelle is a fresh take on the wines featuring refined cuvees and new packaging.
After reaching an agreement in 2007 with a producer allowing them to use parcels and equipment in the Aube region (Cotes des Bars), Tendil and Lombardi started the elaboration of their first cuvees, which would be released in 2011.
Born from the prestigious soils of the capital of the Champagne region, Epernay-France, Champagne Charles Mignon has been producing outstanding Cuvees for more than 120 years.
It is the only house of Champagne to create only prestige cuvees, offering 5 Champagnes with absolutely no hierarchy.
This investment is part of a $2 million-plus cellar upgrade to ensure consistency in style and quality of its Champagne-inspired cuvees.
The Volnay wines were among the best cuvees we tasted," said Jerry Zech, WineBid.