1981Signature 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.
1985Avenue May 12Many of our Premier Grand Crus mightn’t be so popular if the public knew that under the fancy French hide a variety of very indifferent grape types. However erroneous the title Premier Grand Cru, it does sound a whole lot better than ‘a blend of clairette blanche and groendruif’.
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