What is a Grand Cru?

The Grands Crus of Bordeaux

The notion of Grands Crus appears from the 17th century. It reflects the value of the terroir and the know-how of the winegrower of a domain. Over time, the value of certain wines and certain soils have been recognized by professionals and by players in the wine world (Viticulturists, Brokers and Merchants).

Wine is the earth's answer to the sun. (Margaret Fuller)

In 1855, it was Napoleon III who asked each wine region to classify the wines they presented at the Universal Exhibition in Paris.

In 1973, the classification was revised in order to promote Château Mouton Rothschild to the rank of 1er Grand Cru Classé.

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The Grands Crus of Burgundy

Burgundy also has these grands crus. The great Burgundy wines are produced on the best plots. There are 33 Grands Crus which take the name of the terroir like Corton, or Montrachet.

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Grands Crus from other regions

La Bergere Vintners also offers great wines from the Loire, Rhone and Champagne (Chave, Guigual, etc.). We also give you access to the greatest Italian and Spanish wines (Sassiccaia, Barbaresco, Vega sicilia).

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