noun (plural premiers crus pronunc. same)
(Chiefly in French official classifications) a wine of a superior grade, or the vineyard that produces it: [as modifier]: the village acquired premier cru status in 1985 a premier cru vineyard Compare with grand cru.
More example sentences
- Chateau Climens is one of the most consistent of the premiers crus.
- The wines are continually tasted, and when he judges that they have reached their peak, they are carefully blended to create the chateau's premier cru vintage wine.
- Everything on our tabletop seemed to vibrate, including a premier cru burgundy that trembled within its thin, expensive goblet.
French, literally 'first growth'.
Definition of premier cru in:
- The US English dictionary