Puisseguin Saint-Emilion wine appellation in the Bordeaux region of France

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Puisseguin Saint-Emilion wine appellation
Wine appellation

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Puisseguin Saint-Emilion is a little known wine appellation in the Bordeaux region of France that borders Saint-Georges-Saint-Emilion, Lussac-Saint-Emilion and Montagne-Saint-Emilion. The appellation was created in 1936 and permits the production of red wines from grapes grown in the commune of Puisseguin.
As with most Bordeaux red wine appellations the principal grape varieties are Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cot (Malbec) and Merlot. A little Carmenere and Petit Verdot can also be used provided they together constitute less than 10% of the blend. However most growers prefer a majority of Merlot in their blends with Cabernet Franc for the remainder.

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