saint estephe

Saint-Estèphe is the largest and most northern of the great Médoc communes and lies about 50km north of Bordeaux.  It produces a lot of wine mainly because of its clutch of highly reputed Cru Bourgeois such as Château Phélan-Ségur.  There are only five classed growths: two seconds, a third, a fourth and a fifth.  The wines are classed as solid rather than austere due to a lot of clay in the soil.

Saint-Estèphe's most famous wines are Château Cos d'Estournel and Château Montrose.