Located on the right bank of the Garonne River, Saint Emilion specializes in red wines from the Merlot and Cabernet Franc grape varieties. The wines of Saint-Émilion are often complex and elegant. Key fruit flavors include plums, strawberries, and cherries, which can taste more dried and stewed over time.
These wines are often aged in oak, yielding balanced aromas of vanilla, toast and nutmeg. The vines are on terraces of pebble, gravel, limestone, clay, marl and sand, which ensure good drainage.