What is a Grand Vin?

A. The top classification for a red Burgundy wine

B. The French term for a wine from a large, historic château

C. The term in Bordeaux for a producer’s top wine

D. One of the five top wines of Bordeaux, as determined by the 1855 Classification


Grand Vin is a term used in Bordeaux for any château’s top wine. The top classification for a red Burgundy is Grand Cru. And each of the top five Bordeaux wines in the 1855 Classification (Château Margaux, Château Latour and so on) are known as a Premier Cru.

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