Lussac Saint Emilion
Appellation Lussac Saint Emilion is reserved for red still wine, located East ( Purple ) within the Bordeaux wine region as seen in our Bordeaux wine glass.
Lussac Saint Emilion has a geographical area that extends over the territory of the town Lussac, North East Gironde.
Surrounded by the woods of Landais to the northeast, Puisseguin Saint Emilion is situated to the south and Montagne Saint Emilion to the west.
The area is characterised by a rugged landscape consisting of hills covered with vineyards and beautiful Chateaux dotted around. The climate as with all of the Gironde area that is bordering the Atlantic Ocean, is moderate in temperature differences which favours the culture of the vines providing noticeable continental characteristics by higher temperatures in the summer and autumn. Promoting the ripeness needed to harvest the vines.
The grape harvest, wine making, and development also ageing of the wines are guaranteed in the territory of the commune of the Gironde department Lussac.
The vines have a minimal planting density of 5,500 vines per hectare.
The vineyards of Lussac Saint Emilion produce an average of 75,000 hectolitres of wine on the land surface of approximately 14,362 hectares. To this day the vineyards are family owned and run.
The red wines are made mostly by the predominant merlot grape variety, providing powerful, intense wines that are rich in colour with aromas of red fruit and great freshness.
Diversity of it's soils combined with the very favorable growing conditions for the vines, provides the complex, classic and elegance of Lussac Saint Emilion.
The wines are the subject of a rearing until at least the 31st March of the year following the year of harvest, after this rearing period the wines are able to be marketed to the consumer from the 15th April of the year following the harvest.