Saint-Emilion (Hardback)

Beatrice Massenet


Introducing the classified growths of the region, "Saint-Emilion" invites readers into the homes of the Saint-Emilionnais who make some of the most popular and critically acclaimed wines. Since the Romans introduced viticulture to this fertile region, Saint-Emilion has been synonymous with fine wine. The picturesque landscape of the region - made up of plateaus, valleys, Romanesque churches, and a fortified medieval city on a hill - is dotted with more than 10,000 acres of vineyards and dozens of chateaux. Ranging from lavish properties to small manor houses, the chateaux of Saint-Emilion are exceptional among Bordeaux's finest wine properties because so many of the families who own the estates live in them and make the wine themselves. Profiles of the winemakers - which are divided into two sections, the First Great Classified Growths and the Great Classified Growths - describe the history, architecture, and wine of each chateau. This book features more than 70 legendary wine makers who have helped to cement Saint Emilion's fame, including: Cheval Blanc, Grand Corbin, Angelus, and Magdeleine. In addition, interviews with the wine makers and a rich selection of photographs of the estates give a taste of the unique environment and the personalities involved in the production of these superior wines.

Product Details

  • Product code: ACOGZ
  • ISBN: 9781584799443
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 31.4cm x 24.9cm
  • Pages: 260
  • Publish date: Thu Sep 01 00:00:00 BST 2011
  • Book points: 20


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