Saint Emilion appellation is reserved for red still wine, located East ( Purple ) within the Bordeaux wine region as seen in our Bordeaux wine glass.
The geographical area of the appellation of origin Saint Emilion is located to the east of the town Libourne and around the town of Saint Emilion, consisting of a limestone plateau.
To comply with regulations, the vines have a minimum planting density of 5,500 vines per hectare.
Wines are made up from the following grape varieties: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot. The proportion of the grape variety Petit Verdot can not be greater than 10% of the plantings.
The quality of the soils combined with very a good climate, Saint Emilion wines result in being rich, complex and elegant.
The vineyards of Saint Emilion which covers an area of 5,500 hectares and operated by approximately 650 wine makers producing an average of 230,000 hectoliters of red wines part of which is claimed by the appellation of origin Saint Emilion Grand Cru.
Wines with the protected appellation of origin are still dry red wines with the large majority dominating in the Merlot grape variety providing a beautiful red intense colour, providing roundness and silky tannins on the palate.
The grape harvest, wine making and development also ageing of the wines are guaranteed in the following territory municipalities in the Gironde department:
Saint Christophe des Bardes, Saint Emilion, Saint Etienne de Lisse, Saint Hippolyte, Saint Laurent des Combes, St. Pey d'Armens, Saint Sulpice de Faleyrens, Vignonet and part of Libourne.