Cru Artisan

Appears in

Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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cru artisan was recognized by the eu in 2002 as a ‘traditional expression’ reserved for aoc wines from a particular category of wine estates in the Médoc, the Haut-Médoc, Margaux, Moulis, Listrac, St-Julien, Pauillac, and St-Estèphe. A cru artisan is more humble, and generally much smaller, than a cru bourgeois.