vintage

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vintage

1. the wine obtained from a harvest of grapes, esp in an outstandingly good year, referred to by the year involved, the district, or the vineyard
2. the harvest from which such a wine is obtained
3. 
a. the harvesting of wine grapes
b. the season of harvesting these grapes or for making wine
4. (of wine) of an outstandingly good year
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Varietal/type/vintage: '95 through '98 Chardonnay, merlot, cabernet, sauvignon blanc, non-vintage sparkling wines.
J Vineyards & Winery focuses on non-vintage Brut, Vintage Brut, and Brut Rose sparkling wines, as well as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris Estate varietal wines, all produced from grapes farmed primarily within Sonoma County's Russian River Valley appellation.
By law, a non-vintage wine must remain on its lees for a minimum of 15 months, and a vintage wine for three years.
A cellar man at a great champagne house once told me they send their best non-vintage to the home market (France) and to the UK, the next best to their neighbours in Europe and the tail-end elsewhere.
If it's just an average year the wine made goes into your ordinary non-vintage Champagne.
Champagne house Veuve Clicquot is launching its first non-vintage rose through independent wine retailers and department stores.
The non-vintage, Carte d'Or, an 80-90 per cent Pinot Noir based cuvee, is very much the expression of the Drappier style, dominated by red fruit and citrus, seasoned with butter and spice.
After a non-vintage year in 2003, Vintage Premium came good at York yesterday to lift the cloud that has been hanging over his stable in recent weeks.
IN what is turning into a distinctly non-vintage year on the Coventry boxing scene yet another fight has been postponed.
Glenfiddich has finally released an aged malt (12 years old), to replace its long standing non-vintage.