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Cru

The French name means "plant". This certifies a special quality for a vineyard, a winery or a wine. It is mostly in France, but also used in other countries. Different for each region, there are different names in France, such as Cru Classé, Grand Cru and Premier Cru, Confusingly, not only the cru names, but also the number and order of the quality levels are different for each region. Other French names for high quality areas are Climat. Clos. Côte and Lieu-dit, See a comprehensive list of all classification systems at Grand Cru, A list of keywords relevant to vineyards can be found at vineyards contain.

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