After six years of legal squabbling, St.-Emilion has a new classification of top wine producers. The INAO (Institut National des Appellations d'Origine), the body in charge of French appellations, announced the latest roster of top properties in September. A revamped classification procedure produced plenty of surprises. Several properties that have been known in recent years for innovation—and for ruffling traditional producers' feathers—were promoted. Wine Spectator's Suzanne Mustacich reports.
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