cuvée

cuvée

[koo-vey; French ky-vey]
noun
1.
wine in vats or casks, blended, often from different vintages, for uniform quality.
2.
a blend resulting from the mixing of wines, especially of champagnes produced by several vineyards in the same district.

Origin:
1825–35; < French, equivalent to cuve cask, vat (≪ Latin cūpa; cf. cup) + -ée past participle suffix; see -ee

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cuvée (kuːˈveɪ)
 
n
an individual batch or blend of wine
 
[C19: from French, literally: put in a cask, from cuve cask]

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