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Designation (also flagship, main wine, signature wine) for the best quality wine of a winery. In France, especially in Bordeaux, the term first wine (grand vin) is used for the best wine of a winery. In addition, there is often a second wine and also a third wine. Premium wine, however, has no legal meaning. This is very much the case with the term "premium"; see Reserve. The term cult wine, which is also not relevant under wine law, refers to wines of outstanding quality that are usually produced very elaborately in small quantities. Garage wine has a similar meaning. See also Grand Cru, top vintage and top wine.

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