cru

Lemma

cru

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n. pl. crus

Definizione

A vineyard producing wine of high quality, sometimes classified by the government as either a Great Growth (Grand Cru) or a First Growth (Premier Cru). 1

Nota

For the 1855 Exposition Universelle de Paris, the World's Fair of the day, Napoléon III requested a classification system for Bordeaux wines — France's best — which were to be on display. It was established by brokers in the wine industry who ranked the wines according to a château's reputation and trading price, which at that time was directly related to quality. The result was the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. Red wines that made the list all came from the Médoc region with the exception of the Château Haut-Brion from Graves which was famous enough to be included. The wines were ranked descending from first to fifth growths, called "crus". 2

Contesto

In Burgundy the best vineyards are Grands Crus, although in Bordeaux the term relates to the châteaux that own the land; they are the Cru Classé estates. In Champagne the term is applied to whole villages. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[kruː] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi

Vineyard, Growth. 5

Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

French, from past participle of croître, to grow, from Old French creistre. 6

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente
ND
Data della scheda
Thu Jan 1 01:00:00 1970
Autore

Canevello Simona rev. Gerbaudo

Fonti

1 : «http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cru», (27/10/2011)

2 : «http://www.rackwine.com/1855Wine/», (27/10/2011)

3 : «http://www.thewinedoctor.com/glossary/c.shtml», (27/10/2011)

4 : «http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cru», (27/10/2011)

5 : «http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cru», (27/10/2011)

6 : «http://www.thefreedictionary.com/crue», (27/10/2011)

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