Saint-Emilion owes its name to a hermit monk who settled in one of its caves. The characteristic caves of this limestone plateau, combined with geological variations, produce wonderfully refined wines. Their aromatic range is vast and sensitive to this disparate terroir. The constant in these wines is elegance – a natural elegance, generosity and harmony which can be detected on the palate. Furthermore, these wines can be enjoyed from a very early age.
Saint-Emilion Grands Crus are excellent wines that express the richness of Merlot, generally combined with Cabernet Sauvignon. Supple, fine, powerful wines for laying down, they display mineral notes, a red fruit bouquet and silky tannins – wines born out of months of work. A classification assessing such criteria as vinification methods, terroir and consistency ultimately distinguishes between Saint-Emilion Grands Crus Classés and Saint-Emilion Premiers Grands Crus Classés.