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Cru

The French name means "plant". It certifies a special quality for a vineyard, a winery or a wine. It is mainly used in France, but also in other countries. There are different designations for each region in France, such as Cru Classé, Grand Cru and Premier Cru. Confusingly, not only the Cru designations but also the number and order of the quality levels are different in each region. Other French designations for qualitatively outstanding areas are Climat, Clos, Côte and Lieu-dit. See a comprehensive list of all classification systems under Grand Cru. A list of keywords relevant to vineyards is included under vineyard.

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