Red • Bordeaux • Lussac Saint-Emilion AOC • France • 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc
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2013 Baugier, Bordeaux, France, Lussac Saint-Emilion AOC
The AOC Lussac-Saint-Emilion is a sub-entity of the Saint-Emilion appellation. It is located in the Libourne region and extends over the commune of Lussac itself. The appellation produces exclusively red wines and traditionally designates wines of different grape varieties.
In the center and in the north, the plateau is composed of sands of the Périgord and in the south, the hillside is characterized by clay-limestone soil. The soils are therefore very diverse and the vines are identical to those of Saint-Émilion.
This explains the similar quality of the Lussac-Saint-Emilion and the Saint-Emilion.
Concerning grape varieties: Merlot is the most commonly used grape variety for 70%, followed by Cabernet-Franc, Cabernet-Sauvignon and in lesser quantities the Malbec.
Elegant and robust, the Lussac-Saint-Emilion is distinguished with aromas and notes of candied fruit, which successfully mingle with woody notes and powerful tannins expressing all roundness.