The Great First Growths of Bordeaux Print

The Great First Growths of Bordeaux Print

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Spend over £149.96 on Red Bordeaux wine and vintagewinegifts.co.uk will send you this limited edition signed print (Valued at £49.97) absolutely FREE. For the 1855 Exposition Universelle de Paris, Emperor Napoleon III requested a classification system for France’s best Bordeaux wines which were to be on display for visitors from around the world. Brokers from the wine industry ranked the wines according to a château’s reputation and trading price, which at that time was directly related to quality. The result was the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. The wines were ranked in importance from first to fifth growths (crus). All of the red wines that made it on the list came from the Médoc region except for one: Château Haut-Brion from Graves. Within each category, the various châteaux are ranked in order of quality and only twice since the 1855 classification has there been a change, first when in 1856 Château Cantemerle was added as a fifth growth and, more significantly, in 1973, when Château Mouton Rothschild was elevated from a second growth to a first growth vineyard after decades of intense lobbying by the powerful Philippe de Rothschild. Our Limited Edition print shows the five first Growth Chateaux: Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Latour, Chateau Margaux and Chateau Mouton Rothschild. Each signed print is individually numbered and shows painted images of Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Latour, Chateau Margaux and Chateau Mouton Rothschild. The Print is 35cms X 44cms (14″ X 17″) in size. The perfect wine lovers gift. Click on image for more details…