Appellation of the month: Lussac St. Emilion

170 wine farmers

 

1450 ha vineyards

Average production: 72000 hl/year

 

Wines of Lussac St. Emilion

This `satellite' is located 8 km north of the city St. Emilion, and enjoys a microclimate with relatively little rain and warm summer seasons. The terroir, more undulating with here and there some plateaus, mainly consists of clay-lime and is characterised by a nice exposition and natural drainage. Yet this terroir is slightly cooler than St. Emilion (on average 2° colder). This has however become a real advantage, especially in recent years with the climate change. The merlot does not like it 'too hot', as it has the tendency to overcook and taste rather plummy. The most planted grape here is the merlot, followed by cabernet franc.

The wines of Lussac St. Emilion contain lots of tasteful red fruit and some hints of herbs and liquorice. They can be stored for at least 10 years and some even 15 years! The warm harvest years of 2010, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019 were clearly advantageous to this appellation!

Our selection, Ch. Chéreau of Vignobles Silvestrini, includes two qualities: Firstly, the basic cuve is vinified in inox cuves, which ensures a wine full of beautiful fruit impressions, a complex and balanced wine with storage potential up to 10 years after the harvest date. Secondly, the top cuve l'Egérie the Ch. Chéreau contains even more intense fruit and was aged in oak barrels. As a result, it tastes fuller, more powerful and lingers longer.

Both wines have a very velvety, soft style with an abundance of fruit and offer incredibly value for their price!
 
These wines (except for the primeurs of 2020) are in promotion until May 15: buy 11 get 1 FREE.

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