Saint-Emilion is a wine from from Bordeaux's Right Bank.
It is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
Raspberry, Black Cherry, Plum, Tobacco and Vanilla are typical Saint Emilion flavors.
Saint Emilion is a medium wine with medium tannins and acidity:
|BODY||Medium - Plus|
|ACIDITY||Medium - Plus|
Saint Emilion goes well with a wide variety of food.
Sipped alone is a wonderful meditation wine.
French Cuisine. Italian Dishes (Tomato Based).
Pizza. Baked Pasta. Lasagna.
Spaghetti Meatballs. Hamburger.
Fried or Grilled Mushrooms.
Casseroles. Beef Stew.
Veal Chops. Wiener Schnitzel.
Meatloaf. Beef Wellington.
BBQ. Chicken. Pork. Rabbit.
Roasted Lamb. Lamb Chops. Lamb Shank.
Red Meat Dishes.
Aged Cheese. Cheddar. Gouda. Pecorino.
|Bordeaux Right Bank (France)|
|Brunello di Montalcino (Italy)|
|Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (Italy)|
|Nero di Troia (Italy)|
|Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Italy)|
The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.
It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.
The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.
The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.
Bordeaux in Southwest France is the most popular wine region in the world.
The river Gironde splits the area in the famous Left Bank (Southwest) and the Right Bank (Northeast) where two very different famous blends are produced.
On the Left Bank, Cabernet Sauvignon is the primary grape.
A typical top-quality "Bordeaux Blend" consists of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 15% Merlot.
Left Bank wines are often spicy with bold tannins and are good candidates for aging.
On the Right Bank, Merlot is the primary grape.
A typical Right Bank blend consists of 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Right Bank wines are also bold, but smoother, with softer tannins and typical Merlot fruity flavors. They can age, but are more "drink me soon" style.
Saint-Emilion is the oldest wine area of the Bordeaux region.
The region is on the UNESCO World Heritage List (1999).
The official Saint-Emilion classification was conducted in 1955.
It was updated in 1969, 1986, 1996, (2006*), and 2012.
* 2006 was declared invalid. 1996 was used instead.
The 2012 classification defines:
The highest classification of Sain-Emillon.
|Château Cheval Blanc|
|Château Beau-Sejour Becot|
|Château Canon La Gaffelière|
|Château La Gaffelière|
|Château Pavie Macquin|
|Château La Mondotte|
|Château Cadet Piola|
|Château Cap de Mourlin|
|Château Clos de Sarpe|
|Château Côte de Baleau|
|Château Faurie de Souchard|
|Château de Ferrand|
|Château Les Grandes Murailles|
|Château Grand Corbin|
|Château Haute Sarpe|
|Château Jean Faure|
|Château La Clotte|
|Château La Clusiere|
|Château La Commanderie|
|Château La Couspaude|
|Château La Dominique|
|Château La Fleur Morange|
|Château La Marzelle|
|Château La Serre|
|Château La Tour-Figeac|
|Château Le Chatelet|
|Château Le Prieure|
|Château Moulin du Cadet|
|Château Pavie Decesse|
|Château Peby Faugeres|
|Château Petit Faurie de Soutard|
|Château de Pressac|
|Château Quinault l'Enclos|
|Château Saint-Georges Cote Pavie|
|Château Tertre Daugay|
|Château Yon Figeac|
|Clos des Jacobins|
|Clos de l'Oratoire|
|Clos La Madeleine|
|Convent des Jacobins|
Over 200 other Saint-Émilion wines carry the description "Grand Cru". These are awarded under the basic appellation rules and are not part of the formal Saint-Emmilion 1955 classification.
Standard Grand Cru wines are not seen as being of comparable quality to the Grand Cru Classe wines listed above.
Bordeaux wines are the most famous blends in the world.
The river Gironde splits the area in the famous Left Bank (Southwest) and the Right Bank (Northeast), where two very different famous blends are produced.
On the Left Bank, Cabernet Sauvignon is the primary grape, on the Right Bank, Merlot is the primary grape.