Second Wine

The term for a secondary and usually less expensive wine made by a winery. In Bordeaux, for example, Château Latour’s second label is Les Forts de Latour. Most wineries that make a second label are highly respected for their primary label and may not want to actively market (or be known for) their second label. The wine that is sold under the second label is never as high in quality as wine of the primary label. The grapes may come from younger vines and/or lesser vineyards.

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