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.