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AOPs of the Right Bank

Saint-Émilion AOP
Saint-Émilion Grand Cru AOP
Lussac-St-Émilion AOP
Montagne-St-Émilion AOP
Puisseguin-St-Émilion AOP
St-Georges-St-Émilion AOP
Pomerol AOP
Lalande-de-Pomerol AOP
Canon Fronsac AOP
Fronsac AOP


Minimum Potential Alcohol of St Emilion.



Minimum Potential Alcohol Saint-Émilion Grand Cru AOP



Styles of Saint-Émilion Grand Cru AOP

Grand Cru
Grand Cru Classé
Premier Grand Cru Classé


Satellites of St Emilion?

Lussac-St-Émilion AOP
Montagne-St-Émilion AOP
Puisseguin-St-Émilion AOP
St-Georges-St-Émilion AOP


Alcohol % of:

Lussac-St-Émilion AOP
Montagne-St-Émilion AOP
Puisseguin-St-Émilion AOP
St-Georges-St-Émilion AOP



Alcohol % of Pomerol AOP



Principle Soils of Canon Fronsac AOP.

sandstone & limestone (w/ clay) in the north (higher elevation; more quality wines). Closer to the Dordogne, alluvial clay.


St-Émilion Premiers Grands Crus Classés A

Château Angélus***
Château Ausone
Château Cheval-Blanc
Château Pavie*


St-Émilion Premiers Grands Crus Classés B

Château Beau-Séjour Bécot
Château Beauséjour (Duffau-Lagarrosse)
Château Bélair-Monange
Château Canon
Château Canon-la-Gaffelière***
Château Figeac
Clos Fourtet
Château La Gaffelière
Château Larcis-Ducasse***
La Mondotte***
Château Pavie-Macquin*
Château Troplong-Mondot*
Château Trottevieille
Château Valandraud***


INAO Scoring Criteria for St Emilion

"Grand Cru Classé": 14/20 total points

50% tasting of 10 vintages of the wine
20% analysis of topography and soil
10% analysis of viticulture and winemaking
20% reputation of the estate

"Premier Grand Cru Classé": 16/20

All candidates considered for inclusion first met the above requirements for "Grand Cru Classé."
30% tasting of an additional 5 vintages of the wine (with greater maturity)
30% analysis of topography and soil
5% analysis of viticulture and winemaking
35% reputation of the estate


St-Émilion soil

diversity of soils broadly categorized into two types: the côtes and graves. As a simplification, the hillside côtes are steep limestone slopes and graves is a gravelly limestone plateau resembling soils of the Médoc


soil of Pomerol

dominated by sand, clay and gravel, with a subsoil of iron pan and rich clay (crasse de fer). Merlot is particularly successful in Pomerol’s clay-based soils


Producer of Pomerol

Class One
Château Pétrus and Château Lafleur

Class Two
Château Trotanoy, Château L'Évangile, Vieux Château Certan, Château L'Église-Clinet, Château Clinet, Château La Fleur-Pétrus, Château Clos l'Église, Château La Conseillante, Château Certan de May, Château Latour à Pomerol, Château Nenin and Château La Fleur-de-Gay.

Class Three
Château Petit-Village, Château Feytit-Clinet, Château Rouget, Château Bon-Pasteur, Château La Croix du Casse, Château Gazin, Château La Grave-à-Pomerol, Château le Gay, Château Hosanna and Château la Croix-de-Gay.


Molasse and Crasse de fer in Pomerol

Within the region of Pomerol lies what is described as a bouttonière (or "buttonhole") of unique blue-clay (known as molasse) sitting on top of band of sand rich in iron deposits that is known as crasse de fer or machefer. This is a small region of only about 20 hectares (50 acres) that is very atypical of the soils found in rest of Pomerol, but because the vineyard of the noted estate of Château Pétrus is planted on more than half of these hectares, its influence on the wine has been much discussed in the literature. Other vineyards which have at least some planting on this bouttonière include Château La Conseillante, Château L'Évangile, Château Lafleur, Château Gazin, Château Trotanoy, Château Clinet, Château le Gay and Vieux Château Certan.[3]


Describe Petrus

small estate of just 11.4 hectares (28 acres)
100% Merlot grapes since the end of 2010
no second wine
Jean-François Moueix and his children (owners)
Located on top of a 20-hectare (49-acre) island mound, the Petrus boutonnière or buttonhole, Petrus' original vineyard possesses topsoil and subsoil high in iron-rich clay that differs from neighbouring vineyards, where the soil is a mixture of gravel-sand or clay-sand.
aged in 50% new French oak barrels for 12 to 16 months


Describe Lafleur

second wine, Les Pensées de Lafleur
60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc.
1,000 cases of the Grand vin Château Lafleur and 750 cases of the second wine Les Pensées de Lafleur.


Who produces Les Pensées

Les Pensées de Lafleur


Describe Vieux Château Certan

second wine named Gravette de Certan
60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
In 1985, management of Vieux Château Certan came to Alexandre Thienpont
averages 5,000 cases


Who makes Gravette

Vieux Château Certan
Gravette de Certan


Decribe Château Trotanoy

second wine of Château Trotanoy, L’Esperance de Trotanoy
Trotanoy is in the portfolio of Établissements Jean-Pierre Moueix, and its wine said to be made in a similar style to Pétrus
90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc
must is vinified in small concrete vats and the young wine matures in 50% new oak barrels for about 18 months
averages 25,000 bottles


Who makes L’Esperance

Château Trotanoy, L’Esperance de Trotanoy


Describe L'Évangile

second wine named Blason de L'Évangile
1990, L’Évangile was acquired by Domaines Barons de Rothschild, the owners of Lafite Rothschild


Who makes Blason

Blason de L'Évangile