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 connoisseurMore example sentences
- Though they are not really considered tete de cuvee, bottles that carry just as much clout on the connoisseur market are anything from Salon and Krug.
- Featured will be the tete de cuvee of the top Champagne houses, the rare gems of Cartier, the French furs and accessories of Bloomingdales and the superior craftsmanship and designs of Roche Bobois.
- The so-called tetes de cuvees, or super-Champagnes like Dom Perignon and Roederer Cristal - made from the very best grapes, aged longer and packaged in fancy bottles - are equally controversial.
French, literally 'head of the vatful'.