The only appellation that is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, the emblematic Saint-Émilion appellation includes both the AOC Saint-Émilion and the AOC Saint-Émilion Grand Cru. More than half of the vines grown are merlot, with a small percent of cabernet franc and an even smaller percent of cabernet sauvignon. The soils are comprised of clay and silt, studded in some areas with gravel and sand. The diversity of its soils allows for a range of styles in the appellation.
The red wines produced here – and only red wines are produced here – are structured with pronounced, yet fine, tannins. Time allows the wine to develop and soften.
2015 in Saint-Émilion:
Spotlight on the 2015 vintage: 2015 in Bordeaux started with an unusually mild spring. May, June and July subsequently were warm and dry, allowing the vines to grow rapidly. An even and consistent véraison occurred in early August. Autumn saw cooler, damp weather, helping build aromatic complexity and power in the grapes before harvest. The highly-anticipated vintage promises to be one for the ages.
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