vineyards have been protected by an AOC status since 14 November 1936. Only wines whose grapes were harvested in the Lussac commune have the right to the Lussac-Saint-Émilion AOC. The Lussac-Saint-Emilion vineyards cover an area of over 1,440 hectares north of the Saint-Emilion hill, with an annual production approaching 70,000 hectolitres.
The terroir of Lussac-Saint-Emilion has a good microclimate for wine growing, with moderate rainfall and warm temperatures in summer. The vines grow in mainly clay-limestone soils. In Lussac, the wine producing area is distributed over small valleys and plateaux, forming a south-facing amphitheatre,
a layout which facilitates natural drainage.
The Lussac-Saint-Emilion wine blend is dominated by Merlot combined with Cabernet Franc.
The wines from Lussac-Saint-Emilion express intense, luscious aromas, with notes of red fruit (strawberries, raspberries, cherries) and accents of liquorice, leather, prunes or even spices.
With age, they develop tertiary aromas, particularly those of game. On the palate, the wines are elegant, well-built, velvety and generous, displaying power and complexity, as illustrated by the Lussac-Saint-Émilion from Château Bellevue.
More informations on the website of the wines of Lussac-Saint-Emilion