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Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
Gravel clay and sand on the surface and deep iron oxides. The climate is continental, which is supported by the presence of two rivers, the Dordogne and the Isle.
Cabernet-franc, Cabernet-sauvignon, Malbec, MerlotCulture type
Ruby hue, with purplish reflection in youth.
The notes of red fruits are very concentrated, behind them develop a wide range of aromas including vanilla and leather with aging in barrels.
The three main varieties of the appellation come together and complement each other to magnify the whole. Merlot brings fruity, when Cabernet Sauvignon gives tannins and Cabernet Franc spicy notes.
Food and wine pairings
Red meats, game
Listed 4330 winemakers
6 million hectolitres per yer (80% red wines + white wines (dry, sweet and fortified), clairet and crémant rosés)
117 200 ha
Soil and subsoil
Gravel, clay-limestone, sand
Reds and rosés : 6 red grape varieties authorised under appellation contrôlee: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Carmenère
Whites : 5 white grape varieties authorised under appellation contrôlee: Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Muscadelle, Colombard, Ugni Blanc, Merlot Blanc