GALIUS Saint Émilion Grand Cru A.C.
APPELLATIONSaint Émilion Grand Cru A.C.
GRAPESMerlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
TERROIRClay, Limestone, Chalky soil
AGING12 months in 50% new and 50% second fill oak barrels
The progressive influence of Gallo-Roman culture in the south west of France was mainly due to the presence of the Roman soldiers who, having received a parcel of land as war bounty, exchanged their each swords and spears for pickaxes and sickles. The name of the centurion Galius figures amongst one of these first farmers who, as he dug into the Saint-Emilion chalky plateau, planted the first vines in that area.
- Country: France
- Producer: Union de Producteurs de Saint-Émilion
- Grape: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
- Region: Bordeaux
- Wine Type: Red