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Montagne Saint-Emilion wine appellation
Wine appellation

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Montagne Saint-Emilion is a wine appellation in the Bordeaux region of France lying between the appellations of Lussac-Saint-Emilion and Saint-Emilion on the right bank of the Dordogne River. It is an appellation for the production of red wines only from grapes grown in the commune of Montagne. It was established as an appellation in 1936.
The appellation benefits from an almost identical climate to its more famous neighbour and similar terroir with clay over porous limestone dominating here.
The permitted grape varieties are Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, but most producers use the first two as Cabernet Sauvignon is difficult to get to full ripeness here. Carmenere and Petit Verdot can be used in small quantities.
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