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The French term means "growth". With it, a special quality is attested 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 are different per region, but also the number and order of the quality levels. Other French designations for areas of outstanding quality include Climat, Clos, Côte and Lieu-dit. See comprehensive lists of all classification systems under Grand Cru, of the country-specific wine quality hierarchies under Quality system as well as of all vineyard-relevant keywords under Vineyard.

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