St Emilion Classification

St Emilion

The wines of St Emilion fall into two appellations: St Emilion and St Emilion Grand Cru.

In the latter appellation there is a Classifcation made up of Grand Cru Classes and Premier Grand Cru Classes.

The Classification is reviewed every 10 years (since its creation in 1955), with the most recent being officially announced on 6th September 2012 and signed on the 7th November by the French Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.

There are now 18 properties that are classified as Premiers Grands Crus Classes and 64 properties that are classified as Grands Crus Classes.

Hubert de Bouard

de Bouard and Casteja named in Saint Emilion legal challenge

24th April 2013

Hubert de Bouard and Philippe Casteja have been named as having conflicts of interest in the beleagured classification in Saint Emilion as three disaffected chateaux lodged a legal complaint with...

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Croque Michotte

St Emilion owner 'seeking damages' over Classification

17th January 2013

The owner of Saint Emilion's Chateau Croque-Michotte, Pierre Carle, will seek compensation if he and two other chateaux win their court battle against the new Saint Emilion classification.

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St Emilion

St Emilion chateaux begin legal action against Classification

15th January 2013

Bordeaux's Saint Emilion classification is facing a fresh legal crisis after three chateaux filed complaints against the selection process.

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St Emilion

St Emilion Classification: first rumblings of discontent

17th September 2012

A week after the Saint Emilion classification was published by the INAO, rumblings of discontent are surfacing.

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St Emilion

Only three chateaux dropped in new St Emilion classification

7th September 2012

All the demoted chateaux from 2006 have made it through the St Emilion classification this time, except Chateau La Tour du Pin Figeac. [See full list below]

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Pavie and Angelus promoted in new St Emilion Classification

6th September 2012

Chateau Pavie’s owner Gerard Perse was 'overcome with emotion' as his property's promotion to St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé A was confirmed today.

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