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Futures 2015: Appellation Saint-Estèphe

St. Estèphe © Haut Marbuzet

In addition to its five cru classés, Saint-Estèphe produces a large number of non-classified wines of excellent quality in its 1,230 hectares. Cabernet sauvignon and merlot grow in a blend of limestone, gravel and marl soils. The result of this terroir is a harmonious full-bodied wine that blends intensity and depth with structure and elegance. This balance gives Saint-Estèphe wines ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Margaux

Margaux - Ch. Margaux

The celebrated appellation of Margaux is also the only one to carry the same name as a Grand Cru Classé estate. Spread over 1,400 hectares, Margaux is known for crafting feminine wines grown on gravelly terroir. Like its other Left Bank neighbors, Margaux wines are made from a majority of cabernet sauvignon, with merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot in ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Francs-Côtes de Bordeaux

Francs -CdB © Marsau

The appellation Francs-Côtes de Bordeaux was renamed in 2009, and was previously known as Bordeaux Côtes de Frances. Due to its inland location at the east of Bordeaux’s viticultural area, its winters are cold and its summers quite hot. It lacks the moderating influence of the Atlantic from which other parts of Bordeaux benefit. The AOC produces red, white and ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Canon-Fronsac

Canon-Fronsac-aquitaine online

The appellation of Canon-Fronsac is located on Bordeaux’s Right Bank. Merlot is the predominant grape grown here, though some cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon are blended in. The soil is a rich blend of limestone and fossilized seas creatures. Canon-Fronsac only produces red wines. They display a balance of delicate aromas of red fruits and spice when young, underlined by ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Pessac-Léognan

Pessac-Léognan- D. de Chev.

Pessac-Léognan is a sub-AOC of the Graves region. It includes all of the chateaux in the Grand Cru Classé de Graves classification, including Chateau Haut-Brion. Haut-Brion was the only estate outside of the Médoc to be classified as a Premier Grand Cru in the 1855 classification. 1,300 hectares are devoted to red wines, and 265 hectares to white wine production. ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion

Puisseguin-St.-Emilion © Clarisse

Puisseguin-Saint- Émilion is a satellite of its famous neighbor Saint-Émilion on the River Bank of Bordeaux. Merlot rules here, though it can be blended with cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and malbec. The 760 hectares of the appellation are comprised of clay and limestone with stone subsoil, making parts of the land extremely difficult to work. Its wines are full-bodied, rich ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Saint-Georges-Saint-Émilion

Saint-Georges-Saint-emilion

The appellation of Saint-Georges-Saint- Émilion is separated by the Barbanne River from Saint-Émilion, its more well-known neighbor. As with all Right Bank appellations, merlot is the main grape. Cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon are also blended. Its 200 hectares have clay-limestone soils. Only red wines are produced. They offer an appealing tannic structure and full-bodied richness. Saint-Georges-Saint-Émilion wines benefit from ... Read More »

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