Classed Growth

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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classed growth is a vineyard, estate, or château included in a wine classification. The term is used almost exclusively in bordeaux for those châteaux included in the 1855 classification of the Médoc and Sauternes, the 1955 classification of Graves, and sometimes for those properties included in the regularly revised St-Émilion classification. The term is a direct translation of the French term cru classé.