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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Highly recommended is the Grande Reserve, and their Grande Rose is amongst the best non-vintage pinks.
The trick with producing almost 30 million bottles a year, as Mot do, is consistency and considering this huge volume they manage it very well, without ever setting the world alight with their non-vintage; they do that with their Dom Perignon.
As for the difference in styles between vintage and non-vintage Champagne, Bruno sees the latter as more youthful, floral and fruity, which is probably better as an aperitif.
The Brut Non-Vintage (pounds 20) is made from a blend of about 160 cuves, and is a benchmark wine.
Glenfiddich has finally released an aged malt (12 years old), to replace its long standing non-vintage. Glen Moray has brought out a beginners malt, and Inchgower a really stunning 14-year-old.
We had to make do with non-vintage champagne and sometimes none at all.
To get you in the mood, we have 20 pairs tickets for free entrance to the show on Thursday November 30 plus 20 magnums of Cuvee Napa by Mumm Brut Non-Vintage to give away from California's esteemed producers of sparkling wine.
This non-vintage raspberryade-coloured drop is only 10 per cent alcohol but a perfect quaffer with pizza.
Tesco Premier Cru Champagne Brut non-vintage (pounds 12.99) was this week named best buy in a Which?
n Vintage Champagne guarantees a special Champagne taste, which is richer, nuttier and more yeasty than non-vintage. That's not to say it will taste better to everyone.
This non-vintage white from New Zealand is a blend of grape varieties, though none the worse for that.
This week, I've been testing supermarket non-vintage Spanish cavas.