Spread across the slopes of a hill overlooking the Dordogne valley, Saint Emilion is a small medieval town that has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its vineyards have an excellent reputation, and are spread over nine communes with a very wide range of terroirs. The limestone plateau and clay-limestone slopes produce richly coloured, full-bodied, well-structured wines. Towards Pomerol, the gravel soil produces more refined wines. Traditional Bordeaux grape varieties are grown here, with a predominance of Merlot. Only the best wines are entitled to the Grand Cru appellation, most of which are located on the edge of the limestone plateau and the clay-limestone slopes. A classification of the Grands Crus was established in 1955 and is revised every ten years. It has two categories of wines: the Premiers Grands Crus Classés (A and B) and the Grands Crus Classés. Only two châteaux have remained permanently in the ¿A¿ class: Ausone and Cheval Blanc. Made with a blend of 20% Cabernet Franc and 80% Merlot, planted on a clay-limestone terroir, this wine is made the teams at Ausone. A guarantee of excellence! The property is supervised by Alain Vauthier, the owner of Ausone, and the entire team from this legendary Grand Cru. Furthermore, Château Moulin Saint Georges is just opposite the famous Ausone. The vines, with an average age of 25 years, grow on seven hectares of clay-limestone soil. The wines are aged in new oak barrels for between 15 and 18 months, depending on the vintage. This rare wine, while difficult to find, nonetheless represents excellent value for money.