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See also: cuvee
cuvée (plural cuvées)
- Wine produced from a mixture of several grape varieties.
- 1805, Richard Shannon, A Practical Treatise on Brewing, Distilling, and Rectification:
- In every first pressing there are ordinarily two-thirds of fine wine, one-half third of the wine of the cut, and one-half third of the wine of the press; thus one cuvee of five or six pieces of wine will consist of nine or ten of fine, three or four of taille, and two or three of the press.
- (especially of champagne) The first (and highest quality) grape juice to be produced, from a given batch of gently pressed grapes.
- 1987, John J. Baxevanis, The Wines of Champagne, Burgundy, Eastern and Southern France:
- Prestige or luxury cuvées are wines designed for those who prefer greater luxuries than simple vintage wines.
From cuve (“vat; tank”).
cuvée f (plural cuvées)
- the quantity of wine in a fermentation vessel
- a cuvée (blend of wine)
- (colloquial) batch, group; group of students who celebrate graduation the same year
- (vintage): millésime
- “cuvée” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).