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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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 ... Read More »
The Haut-Médoc appellation is found south of the Médoc. Spread over 4800 hectares on clay-limestone soils, the Haut-Medoc includes the communes of Margaux, Moulis, Listrac, Saint-Julien, Pauillac and Saint-Estèphe. Cabernet sauvignon is dominant, though there is also some cabernet franc, petit verdot and malbec. The wines of the Haut-Médoc are powerful and deeply tannic. They benefit from several years of ... Read More »
The appellation of Sauternes and its famous golden-hued wine are celebrated throughout the world. Sauternes has an extraordinary terroir of clay, gravel and limestone. Its wines are a blend of sémillon, sauvignon blanc and muscadelle grapes. To be classified as Sauternes, grapes must be affected by Botrytis Cinera – otherwise known as Noble Rot. Botrytis thrives in the appellation’s natural ... Read More »
One of the Largest Players in the Place de Bordeaux Millésima is a fine wine and en primeur sales specialist – one of the largest and most established buyers of Bordeaux en primeur for nearly 30 years. Founded in 1983 with a catalogue of 100 of Bordeaux’s greatest wines, Millésima has grown into Europe’s leading fine wine merchant with locations ... Read More »
Delivers On Its Early Promise The wines of 2015 have been hotly anticipated since before the grapes were even harvested. Early weather reports were encouraging, and all reports indicate the year has delivered on its initial promise. The stars aligned to provide conditions observers compare to the legendary 2005 vintage – with 2015 already delivering nine perfect 100-point scores from American ... Read More »
Bordeaux’s Variable Weather Bordeaux is blessed with a mild climate that avoids extreme temperatures. Moderated by its location next to the Atlantic ocean, its vineyards benefit from warm summers and plentiful sun. In fact, the city of Bordeaux has more total sunshine hours than Biarritz. Winters are cool, rather than cold, and vine-destroying frost is relatively rare. Bordeaux receives more rain ... Read More »