Key figures from the ninth, and penultimate, Crus Bourgeois selection

Thursday October 04 2018 by Vitisphere

Eight Médoc appellations (Médoc, Haut-Médoc, Margaux, Moulis-en-Médoc, Listrac-Médoc, Saint-Julien, Pauillac, and Saint Estèphe) are eligible for the Crus Bourgeois labelling statementEight Médoc appellations (Médoc, Haut-Médoc, Margaux, Moulis-en-Médoc, Listrac-Médoc, Saint-Julien, Pauillac, and Saint Estèphe) are eligible for the Crus Bourgeois labelling statement - Photo credit : DR

270 châteaux will be eligible for the ‘Crus Bourgeois du Médoc’ endorsement for the 2016 vintage. This equates to 33 million stamped bottles, accounting for 32% of production  in the Médoc, according to the Alliance des Crus Bourgeois. Revolving around 260 properties since the creation of an annual selection in 2010, the statement represents one third of the Médoc wine region. This is well below the 444 estates classified by the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce in 1932.

This ninth annual selection will be the penultimate one, with the forthcoming re-launch of the five-year classification project for Crus Bourgeois, undermined by the annulment of the 2003 classification by the 77 Crus Bourgeois that had not been selected (and successfully brought their complaint before the administrative court in 2004 and the court of appeal in 2007).

2020 classification

To compete in the new Crus Bourgeois classification, properties have until September 30 to submit their applications. Among the documents that must be included in their application is the obligation to commit to “a level 2 environmental certification scheme approved by the Ministry of Agriculture” (before 30 June 2019). The classification will be revealed in February 2020, for the 2018 vintage (and the following ones, until 2022).

 

 

LEAVE A COMMENT

Processing

COMMENTS

No comments yet.

© Vitisphere 2018 - Tout droit réservé