Discover the Saint-Estèphe wine appellation
Separated from the Pauillac AOC by a little brook, the Saint-Estèphe wine appellation is located in the northern part of the Haut-Médoc region. Its size is roughly 1,230 hectares, for a total output of 56,000 hectoliters of red wine per year. According to a few historical texts, the vineyard is very old, since it already existed when the Roman Empire was around. Its soil is a layered mix of marls, limestone, gravels and alluvium.
Since we're closer to the Gironde department, the weather here is milder. As a result, the grapevines suffer less from weather variations. The Saint-Estèphe appellation has five cru wines in the official 1855 Bordeaux Classification, among which the famous Château Montrose and Château Cos d'Estournel, both classified as Seconds Crus. This AOC can produce quite varied wines, depending on the grapevines' location (up on the hill, or on the banks of the Gironde estuary).
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