Appellation Saint Julien is reserved for red still wine, located North West ( Blue ) within the Bordeaux wine region as seen in our Bordeaux wine glass.
The name Saint Julien concentrates the greatest Crus density, extending to approximately 900 hectares, operated by 23 owners that are producing an average of 45,000 hectoliters of red wines.
To comply with regulations, the vines have a minimum planting of 7,000 vines per hectare, allowing wines that are very rich in colour, combine finesse and have great power.
The predominance of Cabernet Sauvignon gives tannic structure, aptitude for ageing. Merlot remains present to bring roundness and fruit and the structure and complexity are enhanced by Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
After long ageing, these wines develop a great elegance whose identity is very recognisable.
The grape harvest, wine making and development also maturing of the wines are insured in the territory of the municipality of Saint Julien Beychevelle and on plots indicated in the the following towns:
Cussac Fort Medoc, Pauillac and Saint Laurent Medoc.
The wines are subject to a minimum ageing until June the 1st of the year following the harvest. Packaging of the wine cannot be done earlier than 1st June of the year following that of harvest and no later than 31st December of the third year following the harvest. After the rearing period, the wines are marketed to the consumer from the 1st September following the year of harvest.
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