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Example of a label on a bottle of Zinfandel indicating "Cuvee XXVIII" (28)

Cuvée[1] (French pronunciation: ​[kyve]) is a French wine term derived from cuve, meaning vat or tank.[2][3] The term cuvée is used with several different meanings, more or less based on the concept of a tank of wine put to some purpose:

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  1. ^ Or Cuvee on some English-language labels.
  2. ^ J. Robinson (ed), "The Oxford Companion to Wine", Third Edition, p. 218, Oxford University Press 2006, ISBN 0-19-860990-6
  3. ^ The Oxford Companion to Wine. "cuvee". 

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