REGION: St. Emilion, France
VARIETIES: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Everyone knows about St. Emilion, but not everyone knows what the difference is between the two banks of the river that deﬁnes Bordeaux. St. Emilion and Pomerol are on the Right Bank (East), and the big names of Margaux, Pauillac, St. Esteph and the others, are on the Left. The primary thing you need to know, is that Right Bank wines are mostly Merlot-dominant wines - yes, that much maligned grape produces some of the best wine in the world!