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Designation for a champagne or sparkling wine that is produced from grapes from a single and usually exclusive vineyard of special quality with, for example, very old vines. It is usually only produced in very small quantities as vintage champagne (millésime). These include, for example, the champagne brands Clos du Mesnil by Krug, Clos des Goisses by Philipponnat, Rare by Piper Heidsieck and Vieilles Vignes Francaises by Bollinger, of which only 2,000 bottles are produced annually. The designation for the best product of a Champagne house is Cuvée de Prestige.

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