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A blend or special lot of wine.
Tête de cuvée:
In Champagne, this refers to the top of the range of a specific house or grower's wines. Notable examples: Louis Roederer's Cristal and Moët & Chandon's Dom Pérignon.
Press Wine (or Pressing):
The juice extracted under pressure after pressing for white wines and after fermentation for reds. Press wine has more flavor and aroma, deeper color and often more tannins than free-run juice. Wineries often blend a portion of press wine back into the main cuvée for added backbone.
The premier cuvée made by a winery. Grand vin, or "great wine," is an unregulated term frequently used in Bordeaux to indicate that a wine is the best of multiple wines made at a given winery.
A tasting spanning multiple vintages of a single category of wine, usually a specific cuvée from one producer.