Like us, you have most likely heard the term Cuvee before; perhaps unlike us you actually knew what it meant. We never gave it much thought; but if we were asked on the spot-we thought it had to do with a grape varietal. Cuvee is a french word, that’s no surprise!!
The other night while wine tasting the wine maker used the term -Cuvee, to describe a blend- that was our ‘ah-ha’ moment!! Cuvee refers to wine being put into a vat or tank for a specific purpose; like a blend or a particular quality of wine. For more information see Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuv%C3%A9e
At one point we were marketing a Cuvee Blanc for more information visit: http://www.wineshopathome.com/siloam at this point our Cuvee seems to be sold out. Stayed tuned for more later.