Cru class (Fr.)
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Growth. Used to indicate a particular vineyard site,
In viticulture, a vine variety bred from two varieties of the same species
Tasting term used to describe a wine with a lively,
Aged. Normally a DO wine must fulfil certain minimum ageing requirements
Sparkling wine, bottle fermented,
Hill. Some of the finest vineyards are found on hillsides rather than on the plain.
Bark of the cork oak tree, and the substance traditionally used to stopper wine bottles.
Wine glass particularly appropriate for enjoying Sherry.
Bulgarian label term,
Consortium of producers whose job is to regulate production within a region,
Spanish regulatory bodies
Tasting term used to indicate a wine with many different layers of flavours and sensations.
Group of vinegrowers who commonly share winemaking equipment and cellar facilities. Large co-ops often employ a team of winemaking and sales professionals.
Letters found on Champagne labels,
Sub-variety within a vine variety (grape variety)
Individual vineyard site
Label term appended to several Italian wine names, to indicate the original heart of the zone
Bottled fermented sparkling wine category,
English translation of the French 'cru class',
Pale red wine.
Anglo-Saxon term for any red wine of Bordeaux.
Light red wine from Bordeaux,
Tasting term used to indicate a rich,
Light rose wine.
Castle; wine-producing estate