What does Cuvée mean?

In essence, it means it’s a mix. If used on labels, it usually means that the wine is based on several different grapes. However, it is a more common term in wineries where it signifies a specific mix of different grapes or wines. In Champagne, cuvée has special importance – when making ordinary champagne you strive to create the same taste year after year. This can be achieved by mixing wines from different years, and it is as important as it is difficult – the individual in charge of the cuvée for a champagne house has an enormous status.

About these ads

Leave a comment

Filed under Labeling, Packaging

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s