This commune has five crus classified in 1855, including Chateau Montrose and Chateau Cos Labory, and many Crus Bourgeois such as Phelan Segur, Segur de Cabanac, Haut-Marbuzet, and les Ormes de Pez.
Among Medoc wines, those of the Saint-Estéphe appellation have one of the most distinctive characters: a robust body with a certain finesse, an ample tannic structure, and rich aromas of berries and spices. The size of this AOC and the diversity of its soils and subsoils allow it to pro-duce a remarkable variety of wines. Because of their robust nature, these wines need time before they can be fully appreciated.
Saint-Georges Saint-Émilion (A.O.C.) BORDEAUX WINE
The old commune of Saint- Georges had a rich history before being joined to Montagne-Saint-Émilion in 1973. This exceptional site looks out over an impressive panorama. Many charming old houses, several old water mills, and a few monuments make the area worth visiting. In 1843, archeological digs uncovered magnificent Gallo-Roman remains near Château Saint-André. The church is of Roman primitive style; it contains naive sculptures, and parts of it are Carolingien dating from the ninth century. In the Middle Ages, Saint-Georges was a barony with its own château, an overhanging fortified town under the jurisdiction of the Albret duchy. In 1773 the architect Louis trans-formed the château into magnificent Louis XVI style, which has been perfectly preserved. Also worth looking out for are the crus of Chateau Calon, and Chateau Tour du Pas Saint- Georges.
The Saint-Georges-Saint-Émilion appellation is bordered on the south by the Barbanne stream, which separates it from Saint-Émilion, and other sides by the Montagne- Saint-Émilion AOC. Saint-Georges-Saint-Émilion wines have a rich, deep, and dense purple color. They are fruity in their youth and become increasingly complex as they age; they have a well-developed structure, plenty of body, and are fat (well-fleshed) in the mouth. Their tannins are very velvety.