The French government created the Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru appellation under the appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) system in 1937.
Translated as "first growth", Premier Cru wines are one of the highest classed growth wine in France, second only to Premier Grand Cru.
The land surrounding this village produces some of the finest Burgundy in the world at the Premier Cru and Grand Cru level.
The Grand Cru appellation and vineyard yields distinctive wines believed to be some of the world's finest Chardonnays.
Premier Grand Cru means "first great growth", these wines are the highest classed growth wines in France.
So for Burgundy, France that would be Grand Cru wines-highly sought after and as well as highly priced.
The best red wines come from the Grand Cru in the Cote d'Or, where Claude Dugat is based.
Grand Cru appellations are those with a reputation for producing high quality wines.
Grand Cru is Burgundy's premier wine quality designation.
" Ceux qui ont cru que le coeur etoit le premier forme, se sont trompes; ceux qui disent que c'est le sang se trompent aussi: tout est forme en meme temps.