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There is only one game in town in Saint-Émilion – Wine.

Saint-Émilion is one of the principal red wine areas of Bordeaux along with the Médoc, Graves and Pomerol. The region is much smaller than the Médoc and adjoins Pomerol. As in Pomerol and the other appellations on the right bank of the Gironde, the primary grape varieties used are the Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

Saint Émilion wines were not included in the 1855 Bordeaux classification. The first formal classification in Saint-Émilion was made in 1955.

St Emillion (1 of 6)

The pretty hillside town is somewhat overrun with everything wine and indeed tourists ! – the views over the terracotta tiles to the surrounding vineyards are nontheless worthy of a little photographic attention.

St Emillion (2 of 6)

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