At the heart of the most prestigious appellations of Libournais
At the highest point of the Libournais at 114 metres above sea level, the town of Montagne is located 45km east of Bordeaux and 5km north of Saint-Emilion.
A popular saying is that « the bottom steps of Montagne's church are at the same altitude as the top of Saint Emilion’s church tower”. »
Montagne-Saint Emilion has been an « Appellation d'Origine Controlée » (AOC) since 1936. This appellation is a government certification which guarantees the quality of wine in France. Only red wine production is approved under the Montagne-Saint-Émilion AOC.The vineyard of Montagne-Saint Emilion stretches 1600 hectares with 210 properties that is an average of approximately 7,6 hectares per farm.
Merlot is the principal grape variety. It grows on clay-limestone soil wich brings powerful and round red wines with a fine colour, red fruits flavour and a hint of spice. Cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon bring structure to the wine.