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The upper classification for the châteaux of the Médoc, laid down in 1855. It is divided into five tiers, from Premier Cru Classé to Cinquieme Cru Classé. More details may be found here: Bordeaux classifications.

Cru Classé (crew clah-say)
classified growth, or vineyard, of Bordeaux
Cuvée (coo-vay)
a blend of wines ...

cru classé, French for classed growth
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élevage, French term with no direct English equivalent for the wine-maturing processes involved between fermentation and bottling.

Cru Classé - (Croo Clah-say)
Literally "classed growth," French legalese for a vineyard historically identified as being of exceptional quality.
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Cru classé (Great Growth) : Classification of quality produced in Chateaux and Estates. Grands Crus Classés ranking from 1st to 5th grade are the best of the best! Visit " ".

Cru classé. a classified growth. A cru that has been formally recognized.
Cuvée. A blend of many lots of still wines, particularly Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, designed to become a well-balanced Champagne or sparkling wine.

cru classé...
An officially classified vineyard; classed growth (French).
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Premier Cru Classé in 1855 (First Growth), the estate’s history can be traced to the 12th century.

Bordeaux Cru Classé, Premier or Grand Cru / Bourgogne (Cõte d'Or) Cru Classé, Premier or Grand Cru / Cõte Chalonnaise Premier Cru / Cabernet-Sauvignon
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Cru Classé (French): A term which translates into English as "classed growth".

Grand Cru Classé - the term is mainly used for Bordeaux wines. In Saint-Émilion area is considered as the second level of classification, ...

The furore following the release of the 2006 St Emilion classification was the greatest the region had ever seen, marked by law suits and accusations of bias from four demoted Grand Cru Classé estates.

Château Prieuré-Lichine Grand Cru Classé 1983
Lovely bouquet. Decanted 15 minutes before serving. We chose to enjoy this wine before dinner. Upon initial taste, fragrance was lush and full of promise, but taste was completely closed.

A literal translation from the French term, cru classé, that describes a property or Château included in the famous 1855 classification of *Bordeaux, and the subsequent reclassifications that have occurred since.

Heads up!
The Bordeaux Cru Classé of 1855 is a 5-tier selection of the 62 top Chateaus from 150+ years ago. Today wines labeled with "Grand Cru Classé" cost $45-$1,700.
Pay Attention!
Some wines are labeled "Grand Cru" but are unclassified.

Wines from Château Cheval Blanc in Bordeaux, France's Saint-Émilion region are one of two to receive Saint-Émilion's prestigious Premier Grand Cru Classé (A) status, one of only two with this premier classification.

A French term for ranking a wine's inherent quality, i.e. cru bourgeois, cru classé, premier cru and grand cru.
Harvest season when the grapes are picked and crushed.

CRU is the French term for rank or level, (often translated as "growth"), used to define a hierarchy of vineyards withn appelations. In most Bordeaux classifications, premier cru classé is the top rank.

See also: See also: Bordeaux, Wine, Cru, Region, Quality

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