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Vintage wine

vintage wine (GB)

Designation for a wine, to the majority (85%) of the same vintage consists. The criterion is the year of harvest of the grapes from which the wine was made. For sparkling wines and dessert wines, blending of different vintages is more the most common form. Lots Champagne-. Sparkling wine-. Port wine- and Sherry houses also produce vintage wines, which are produced only in particularly good years. At a Millésime (Vintage champagne) this must comply with the regulations of the Champagne CIVC even have 100% share. At the port wine. sherry and Madeira Vintage wines are rather rare and then as Vintage designated. In France, the code "SA" on a label says that it is not a vintage wine (sans année = no year). See also below Vintage-waste,

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