Definition of tête de cuvée in English:

tête de cuvée

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Pronunciation: /ˌtɛt də kjuːˈveɪ, ˌteɪt, tɛt də kyve/

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noun (plural têtes de cuvées pronunc. same)

  • 1A wine produced from the first pressing of the grapes, generally considered superior in quality: such a tête de cuvée usually merits bottling under a prestige label [mass noun]: tête de cuvée made especially for the connoisseur
  • 1.1A vineyard producing the best wine in the locality of a village.

Origin

French, literally 'head of the vatful'.

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