2015 Chateau Tour Des Agasseaux Lussac Saint-Emilion
2015 Chateau Tour Des Agasseaux Lussac Saint-Emilion St-Emilion is an old, historical village on the right bank of Bordeaux, surrounded by picturesque chateaux and vineyards. The region is mostly planted with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The classic blends of Bordeaux, France define the category for the rest of the world. Just five varieties are allowed in the red blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. White Bordeaux blends are comprised of just three: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Muscadelle.
Saint-Émilion is one of the most prestigious wine areas in the world. With more than 800 wine producers, an endless landscape of vineyards, and its vicinity to Bordeaux, it became one of the top destinations in the southwest of France. More than a million visitors arrive each year to explore the nine communes of the Saint-Émilion region: Saint-Émilion, Saint-Christophe des Bardes, Saint-Sulpice de Faleyrens, Saint-Hippolyte, Saint-Etienne de Lisse, Saint-Laurent des Combes, Saint-Pey d’Armens, Vignonet and parts of Libourne.
With so much excellent wine and beautiful châteaux, choosing which wineries to visit in Saint-Émilion can be quite a difficult task. The fact that many of the well-known châteaux are only open to professionals in the wine industry doesn’t help either. So to help you build your trip to this amazing wine region, I gathered my list of the best wineries to visit in Saint-Émilion. The list includes wineries having great wine (obviously), beautiful properties and interesting tours. I featured both small family run wineries and bigger châteaux, and if time permits I would recommend combining both in your visit. If you’re planning a day trip to Saint Emilion and want to visit the charming village as well, check out my article about the best things to do and eat in Saint Emilion. The article also includes recommendations for hotels if you plan to spend the night in Saint Emilion.