French name for the process of selection or the artistic compilation (blending) of different wines vintages. varieties and vineyards especially in the production of champagne or also for the great Bordeaux wines. The term is usually used for blending simpler wines Coupage used. The "invention" of the assemblage becomes the Benedictine monk Dom Pierre Pérignon (1638-1715) attributed. This art, kept top secret by the champagne houses, is also known as prosaic Marriage (Marriage) called. The person responsible for the assemblage (French assembly) in a champagne house is called Chef de caves, The result of the assembly is usually called Cuvée (see the description there about the different terms).
A detailed description of the sparkling wine production with all processing steps can be found at champagne, Complete lists of the numerous vinification measures or cellar techniques, as well as the wine, sparkling wine and distillate types regulated by wine law are under the keyword winemaking contain. There is extensive wine law information under the keyword wine law,