Producers in Saint-Julien, France
Description of Saint-Julien:
Situated between the tributaries of Jalle du Nord in the south and Juillac in the north, Saint-Julien lies within 910 hectares of gravel soil and an alios, ferrous sandstone subsoil. The commune was recognized in the 1855 Classification, with thirteen properties designated cru classé (including six deuxiémes crus classes).
Similarities between Saint-Julien and Pauillac are numerous. Both communes produce Cabernet Sauvignon-based clarets with vivid color, elegant fruit and superb finesse. While the wines of Pauillac may possess more poise, Saint-Julien’s clarets develop more earthy and savory flavors over time. Saint-Julien’s wines are also endowed with the same propensity to age as those of the commune’s northern neighbor.