Landscape Libournais region
Saint-Émilion village
Landscape Côtes de Castillon region
Landscape AOC Margaux region
Landscape Entre-Deux-Mers
Landscape Entre-Deux-Mers
Côteaux Entre-Deux-Mers
Château AOC Côtes de Francs
Château AOC Pessac-Léognan
Saint-Emilion A.O.C. and Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
The village of Saint-Emilion originated in the 8th century where a Breton monk, Emilianus, set his hermitage; soon disciples surrounded him, hence the village
aoc saint-émilion
Two A.O.C. (Controlled name of origin) share the territory, Saint-Emilion and Saint-Emilion Grand Cru.

The latter is characterized by the qualitative selection, regularly revised, which is the guarantee of production quality.
saint-émilion village
The limestone plateau, where the medieval village of Saint-Emilion stands (worth a visit ***), gives robustness, style and elegance to the wines.

These are well-balanced, keep well and are aromatic thanks to the blending of varieties where Merlot dominates but is completed by Cabernet franc.

The vintage dictates how long you should keep the wine. 4 to 8 years are needed before Saint-Emilion develops its full flavour; it needs 6 to 12 years to reach its peak in the great growths that can still improve over 20 years.
Informations

Area :
2,200 ha (St.-Emilion)
and 3,300 (Grand Cru)

Average yearly production :
30,500,000 bottles
Perfect accompaniments

Red meat, cheese, game, leg of lamb, poultry. A feast when used to prepare a fish
dish, delicious in a dessert such as strawberry cup or peaches in wine
The medieval village of Saint-Emilion worth a visit