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premier grand cru, noun phrase

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Also with initial capitals.
Origin:
French, EnglishShow more Reordering of French, premier cru ‘first growth’ (used in general English to designate a wine of the best quality) + grand great.
See quotations 1993; grand cru. See also Cape wine.
1981 Signature Jan. 9Premier grand cru..was conjured up to describe a certain type of wine and was devised by Bellingham...In the South African context premier grand cru indicates a good quality dry white blended wine...It seems that chenin blanc is the most popular cultivar used for our premier grand cru’s, with certain exceptions where colombar is preferred.
c1993 J. Platter S. Afr. Wine Guide 299Premier Grand Cru: In local terms not a ‘first great growth’ but a style of wine — very dry, light-bodied, nearly always a blend.
See quotations 1993; grand cru.

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