Located on the left bank of the Bordeaux region, the Saint-Julien appellation takes up 5.5% of the Médoc region between the municipalities of Saint-Julien-de-Beychevelle, Cussac-Fort-Médoc and Saint-Laurent- Medoc.
The Saint-Julien appellation is renowned for its powerful and elegant red wines. The flagship grape varietal of Saint-Julien is the emblematic red grape of Bordeaux’s left bank, Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon is complemented by Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and sometimes Malbec in the wines of this appellation.
Located near the Gironde estuary, the terroir of the Saint-Julien appellation is distinguished by the presence of gravelly ridges made up of Garonne gravel deposited along the river.
While the Saint-Julien appellation is not home to any First Classified Growths, it nevertheless boasts 11 Classified Growths whose fantastic reputation contribute to the international image of the appellation and the quality of wines produced there.
The Saint-Julien appellation is particularly known for some of its legendary properties, including Chateaux Beychevelle, Léoville-Poyferré, Talbot, Léoville-Barton and Léoville-Las-Cases.
The wines of the Saint-Julien appellation are rich, with an immerse the palate offering a whirlwind of finesse, harmonious aromas and bouquets. The wines from the more northern area of the appellation are quite powerful, while to the south the appellation produces wines of greater subtlety. Saint-Julien reveals the perfect balance between the power of Pauillac wines and the finesse of Margaux wines. They sport a unique elegance and complexity, while evolving gracefully in the bottle over many years of age.