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Saint-Julien wine appellation
Wine appellation

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Saint-Julien is a wine appellation in the Bordeaux region of France situated in the centre of the prized Medoc area on the left bank of the Gironde River in between the Margaux and Paulliac appellations. The communes covered are Cussac-Fort-Medoc, Saint-Julien-Beychevelle and Saint-Laurent-Medoc. The appellation was first promulgated in November 1936.
Here deep, ruby-coloured red wines are produced that have both power and elegance. The area is famous for its gravel soils that provide very good drainage.
Most producers favour Cabernet Sauvignon here blended with some Merlot and perhaps some Cabernet Franc. In addition to these grape varieties Carmenere, Petit Verdot and Cot are also permitted.
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