The appellation of Sainte-Croix-du-Mont

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Of all our wines produced under the Sainte-Croix-du-Mont appellation, our best known is of course Château Bel Air. Another sweet wine, but with the Cadillac appellation, is the Château Haut-Valentin Prestige also deserves a special mention. Rarely bottled under 18 months, they start developing from their third year. Great vintages can age for decades. These wines, which are of an excellent finesse then acquire a warm and refined character.

Main appellation: Sainte-Croix-du-Mont
Type of appellation: AOC-PDO
Recognized since: 1936
Governing region: Vignoble de Bordeaux
Location: Gironde
Sub-region (s): Entre-deux-Mers
Climate: Moderate maritime
Soil: fossilized oyster beds
Area planted: 450 hectares
Dominant varieties: Semillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle B[2]
Wines: sweet
Production: 14 000 hectoliters in 2009
Minimum number of vines per hectare: 5000 vines per hectare
Average yield per hectare: Maximum 40 to 44 hectoliters per hectare