The Grands Crus Classés

Ah, Bordeaux’s Grands Crus Classés… They’re what have made our beautiful vineyard famous!

They capture a certain standard and expertise that you can find throughout the Bordeaux vineyard.

Their history dates back to the 1855 Universal Exposition: Napoleon III asked each major vine growing region to create a classification. That’s how the 1st classification of “1855” Grands Crus for Médoc and Sauternes wine came to exist. Next came the Graves classification in 1953 and Saint-Émilion in 1954!

Margaux, Lynch-Bages, Mouton-Rothschild, Pavie, Cheval Blanc, Angélus, Haut-Brion, Pape Clément, Guiraud, Yquem etc. You’ve heard of them, you’ve seen them on restaurant menus, in books, films or served at major events since you were little (sort of)! Does the thought of them take you to another world? It’s time to experience them for yourself.

For everything you need to know (or bluff) about Bordeaux’s Grands Crus, walk this way (soon)

Pulpe's tip

“Are there too many to choose from? It all depends on your taste and what you fancy!

Do you love heritage, contemporary art, good restaurants and tasting outstanding vintages? The best Bordeaux wineries have everything you could wish for. Follow the guide!”

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