With about 2,300 acres under vine, St.-Julien is the smallest of the Haut-Médoc's top communes. But of the Haut-Médoc's top communes, St.-Julien has the largest proportion of its area under vine.
By the river, the soil is well-drained, pebbly gravel with clay and limestone. Farther inland, there's more sand and clay. That said, the soils are quite uniform--and uniformly good--which helps explain why the commune has so many classed growths.
Only red wines may use the St.-Julien appellation. White wines may use the Bordeaux appellation.
The reds are usually...
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