Six satellite villages that once sold their wines under the Saint Émilion AOC surround Saint Émilion. Of these villages, four now add Saint Émilion to their names to form the Saint Émilion satellites. They are separated from Saint Émilion by the Barbanne River (more like a creek), an ancient frontier between those in the south who spoke the Langue d’Oc and those in the north who spoke the Langue d’Oil. Wines from these lesser-known regions produce some interesting wines at a fraction of the cost of their more famous neighbours. Lussac is a village to the North West of Saint Emilion, granted appellation status in 1936.
Beautifully developed garnet-red in colour. Shows a very ripe nose of concentrated fruits of the forest and a dense palate reminiscent of black cherries and chocolate with pretty notes of liquorice and eucalyptus. The typicaly structure is flexible, with soft, rounded tannins that bring a balance and add length to the palate which finishes dry and clean.