In this article we will answer the question of the weekly quiz that asked if: “What is the difference between cru and cuvèe in France?”.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CRU AND CUVÉE
- Correct answer
“Cru” is the substantiated past participle of the verb “croître”, which means “what grows in a region”, and is used in the world of wine to indicate a particular vineyard that has grown in a certain area and from which gets a particularly excellent wine. The word can be preceded by “grand” or “premier” depending on the level recognized in the relevant area.
The ancient Romans used the “cuva”, that is, simply, the barrel. The Frenchized term subsequently in cuvée, therefore, indicates the quantity of wine that is produced each time in a vat, the wooden container where the must is left to ferment. Finally, it indicates the mix of still wines with which each Maison makes its own champagne, these wines will referment in the bottle according to the Champenoise method.
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The correct answer to the weekly quiz is number 3.
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