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Montagne-Saint-Emilion Wine

Montagne-Saint-Emilion is the largest 'satellite' title of the Saint-Emilion appellation in the 'right bank' Libournais sub-region of Bordeaux.

Montagne-Saint-Emilion surrounds the village of Montagne, three miles (4.8km) to the north of the town of Saint-Emilion. The appellation laws state that wines made from the Saint-Georges commune (recognized as an independent appellation in its own right) may also be labeled as Montagne-Saint-Emilion.

Vineyards in Montagne-Saint-Emilion
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The grape varieties permitted within the 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 common in the cooler soils of the Saint-Emilion area in general, and only produces wines of reliable quality when planted in very specific spots. The prevalence of Merlot (an early flowering variety) means that Montagne-Saint-Emilion is susceptible to spring frosts and can lose the majority of its output in a cold year.

o qualify for the Montagne-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 Lussac-Saint-Emilion, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion and Saint-Georges-Saint-Emilion – 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 roughly 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 wine region derives its name.

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We found 201 wines produced in this region.
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Grape 
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Chateau Grand Barail, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $16 2971
Chateau Faizeau Selection Vieilles Vignes, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $26 3105
Chateau Montaiguillon, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $20 3329
Chateau Saint Louis, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France N/A $26 4543
Vieux Chateau Saint Andre, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $25 4620
Chateau La Papeterie, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $30 5539
Chateau La Fleur, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $16 5551
Chateau de Maison Neuve, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $16 5999
Chateau Cotes de Bonde, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $13 7380
Chateau Gachon, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $20 7469
Chateau Beausejour, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $26 7685
Chateau Plaisance, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $15 8203
Chateau Roudier, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $16 8590
Chateau Tour Bayard, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $23 8754
Chateau Calon, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $68 8984
Vieux Chateau Palon, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $31 9470
Chateau des Tours, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $78 9524
Chateau Petit Clos du Roy, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $20 9710
Chateau Croix Beausejour, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $21 10035
Bonfils Chateau Coucy, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $26 10074
Chateau de Malengin, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $18 10748
Chateau Teyssier, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $20 10918
Chateau Corbin, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $18 11650
Chateau Haut Plaisance, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $15 11789
Chateau La Fleur Plaisance, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, France Bordeaux Blend Red $20 12907
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