Grand cru is usually translated to "great growth", though the long-winded "(product of) a great growing site" gives a clearer understanding of the meaning. Cru is the past participle of the verb croître, to grow. However, what this term means in practice in the French wine industry varies by region.
IT’S the single most-expensive bottle of Australian wine ever sold and of course, it’s from one of the best winery regions in the world — South Australia.
A SINGLE bottle of the revered first vintage of Penfolds Grange, has smashed the record price paid for a bottle of Australian wine.
The last batch of late legendary winemaker Henri Jayer’s Burgundies – which include some of the world’s most expensive wines – was sold for a mouth-watering 30 million euros (US$35 million) in Geneva on Sunday, well in excess of the estimated price.