The French term means "growth". It is used to attest to a special quality for a vineyard, a winery or a wine. It is mainly used in France, but also in other countries. Depending on the region, there are different designations 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 per region. Other French designations for areas of outstanding quality are Climat, Clos, Côte and Lieu-dit. See comprehensive lists of all classification systems under Grand Cru, the country-specific wine quality hierarchies under Quality system as well as all vineyard-relevant keywords under Vineyard.
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