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Grand Vin

Mainly in Bordeaux Common name (also Vin de garde, German. Grand Vin ) for the best quality and representative wine one Chateau, This is subject to particularly strict vinification rules such as yield reduction and expansion, It is made from the best grapes and from the assemblage blended from the best wines. Only the Grand Vin is allowed exclusively on the label be designated with the château name. The reason for this is that this is often related to a winery classification. The lower wines result in the fundamentally differently named second wine (or third party wine) or one after each appellation named wine. See also under Cuvée de Prestige (Top product of a champagne house), Tête de cuvée (including top wine or vineyard) and a list of all classification systems under Grand Cru,

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