Right at the heart of the Libourne region, the village of Saint-Émilion is situated at the crossroads of the Bordeaux, Saintonge and Périgord areas.
The small medieval town is surrounded by gently rolling hills that make up the exceptional vineyard of Saint-Émilion.
This astounding viticultural site has been on the World Heritage List since 1999 for its cultural landscape.
It makes up an “outstanding example of an historic vineyard landscape that has survived intact” and “illustrates in an exceptional way the intensive cultivation of grapes for wine production in a precisely defined region” (listing criteria accepted by UNESCO in December 1999 in the Cultural landscape category).
The geological diversity of the site (limestone, clay-limestone, gravel and sand soils) and its microclimate are some more reasons to explain the diversity of its terroirs.