April 11, 2024 by
Maytte Rivera

“Non-vintage” wines are made by blending wines that have been produced during several harvests.  Most wines are made using grapes grown and harvested in the same year, but non-vintage wines are blended from multiple years to achieve a consistent style and flavor profile.  Climatic conditions create vintage variation, which is expected in wines that have a specific year of harvest on the label, with some years producing wines that are considered better than others.  By blending wines from several years, winemakers are able to achieve consistency and a specific house-style, as is the case with most sparkling wines and ports. Non-vintage wines will sometimes have the letters “NV” on the label.

Author: Maytte Rivera

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