Cru Bourgeois Supérieur - this is a cool new thing to know. Following on from my recent video about Bordeaux wine labels, here's another tasty morsel to look out for when calling on the Claret.
Cru Bourgeois Supérieur signifies that this producer (Château Reysson in the case of the wine pictured) has been certified as a 'reliably-ace-maker-of-wine.'
To achieve this accolade, the last 5 vintages from Château Reysson will have been blind tasted by a panel of judges. If they deem every vintage to be a great example of Haut Medoc wine, then Château Reysson can use this special award on their label for the next 5 years. 🎖
Following the expiration, to keep using the Cru Bourgeois Supérieur status they'll start the process again.
This differs from the regular 'Cru Bourgeois' which refers to the wine inside the bottle and not the producer. The producer has to submit their newly made wine every year to be tasted and awarded (if deemed tasty)
To achieve the latter, it's a massive who-ha to go through to annually prove that you are good at what you do.
So this seems a great alternative for the wine maker, and also a reassuring 'you're in safe hands' to us consumers. ✨
2018 is the very first vintage released with this new classification.