St. Emilion Satellite Appellations

Definition - What does St. Emilion Satellite Appellations mean?

Satellite appellations are very small areas used to grow wine grapes, and this label notation is provided to wines which were produced close to Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux in France. Wines with a satellite appellation designation are of very high quality and are often the best Bordeaux wines available, as the soil structure and texture of the vineyards in these appellations have the necessary requirements for the proper and healthy growth of the particular wine grapes grown there known as quality terrior.

WineFrog explains St. Emilion Satellite Appellations

Appellations have everything to do with the source of the grape, where the grapes were grown and what percentage of grapes grown in a certain area were used to produce the wines. Satellite appellations can offer some of the best quality wines that are pricier given that they are produced through smaller viticultural areas. In the region of St. Emilion, 4 satellite appellations remain of the original 6:

  • Lussac St. Emilion
  • Montagne St. Emilion
  • Puisseguin St. Emilion
  • St. Georges St. Emilion

Parsac St. Emilion and Sables St. Emilion merged with existing appellations, Persac with Montagne St. Emilion and the latter with St. Emilion itself.

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