The wine of vertus ranks among the second-class champagne crs.
In 1880 the vertus wine realised the remarkably high price of from 1200 to 1400 francs the pice.
The vertus growths rank among the second-class Champagne crus.
"excellence in an object of art, passion for works of art," 1722, from Italian virtu "excellence," from Latin virtutem (nominative virtus) "virtue" (see virtue). The same word as virtue, borrowed during a period when everything Italian was in vogue. Sometimes spelled vertu, after French, but this is unjustified, as this sense of the word is not in French.