Discover the Saint-Julien appellation
This legendary Médoc appellation grows on the communes of Saint-Julien-Beychevelle, Cussac-Fort-Médoc and Saint-Laurent-Médoc. It’s the smallest Médoc appellation when it comes to surface: 920 hectares of vineyard (only 6% of the entire Médoc vineyard), for a total output of 42,000 hectoliters of red wines every year. This Bordeaux vineyard is planted in a soil made of sedimentary rocks, with a literal ocean of pebbles underneath it. The perfect blend of minerals for the many varieties of Saint-Julien wines.
As for the grapevines themselves, we can find some Cabernet Sauvignon (the main type of grapes here), as well as a mix of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and a tiny bit of Carménère. Despite its small size, the Saint-Julien AOC counts 11 Grands Crus listed in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification (5 Second Grands Crus, 2 Third Grands Crus and 4 Fourth Grands Crus). This represents 80% of the entire appellation. Among them, the famous Château Léoville Las Cases.
Browse our selection of Saint-Julien wines, especially chosen for their high quality by Pleasure Wine.Read more