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Lussac-Saint-Emilion Wine

Lussac-Saint-Emilion is the most northerly of the 'satellites' of the larger Saint-Emilion appellation in the 'right bank' Libournais district of Bordeaux.

The Lavie stream runs along the southern boundary of Lussac-Saint-Emilion, neatly separating it from Montagne-Saint-Emilion. To the east is the Cotes de Francs appellation, which, together with Lussac, marks the north-eastern edge of the Bordeaux region. The landscape here is slightly higher and more rolling than that which prevails closer to the Dordogne, although a certain element of alluvial clay is still found in its soils.

Lussac-Saint-Emilion
Emilie Duprat

The grapes permitted within the Lussac-Saint-Emilion appellation are Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot is the dominant variety by far, most often partnered with Cabernet Franc (known here as 'Bouchet'). Cabernet Sauvignon is much less commonly planted in the cooler soils of the Saint-Emilion area in general, and only produces wines of reliable quality when located in very specific spots. The prevalence of Merlot (an early flowering variety) means that the appellation is susceptible to spring frosts and can lose the majority of its output in a cold year.

To qualify for the Lussac-Saint-Emilion appellation, wines must contain a minimum of 11% alcohol and come from vineyards planted to a density of less than 5500 vines per hectare. Wines made from hybrid vines or those under three years old do not qualify.

The four Saint-Emilion satellites are Saint-Georges-Saint-Emilion, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion and Lussac-Saint-Emilion itself – all located to the north of Saint-Emilion town. Previously, Parsac-Saint-Emilion and Sables-Saint-Emilion were also valid appellations, but the four named above are those recognized in the early 21st century. They are known as satellites because the area's more prestigious wine estates historically resented these supposedly inferior wines using the Saint-Emilion name. In the middle of the 20th century, several boundaries were changed and the villages of Lussac, Montagne, Puisseguin and Saint-Georges were granted their own independent Saint-Emilion appellations.

The Barbanne river, which runs parallel to the Dordogne, marks the southern boundary of three of these appellations. The river is of particular significance because it is the historical boundary between the 'Langue d'oil' and the 'Langue d'oc' – the northern and southern halves of old France respectively. This is where the Languedoc region derives its name.

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We found 142 wines produced in this region.
Wine Name
Grape 
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Chateau de Lussac, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $25 469
Chateau Lyonnat, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $20 1630
Roc de Lussac, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $63 3277
Vignobles Andre Lurton Chateau Tour de Segur, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $23 4708
Chateau de Bellevue, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $28 5225
Chateau Haut Piquat, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot $16 5490
Chateau du Courlat, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France Cabernet Franc - Merlot $18 7237
Vignobles Andre Lurton Chateau de Barbe Blanche, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $20 7721
Chateau La Grande Clotte, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $31 7741
Chateau Roc du Creuzelat, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $18 7937
Chateau Prieure Lalande, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $20 8193
Chateau Bel-Air, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $23 10463
Chateau Bonnin Pichon, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $16 11413
Chateau Marion d'Audren, Lussac Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $8 12781
Chateau La Croix de Grezard, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $18 13187
Chateau Lyonnat Cuvee Emotion, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France Merlot $31 13628
Chateau La Claymore, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $21 14318
Chateau les Vieilles Pierres, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $15 15235
Bernard Magrez Chateau La Croix de l'Esperance, Lussac Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $45 15719
Chateau Lagrange, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $21 15984
Chateau Cap de Merle, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $15 18629
Chateau Picampeau, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $13 18991
Chateau Michel de Vert, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $13 20831
Chateau La Fleur Poitou, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $18 20869
Chateau Tour de Grenet, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $18 21267
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