Major Druidic place, Lussac saw the birth and fame of its vineyard at the Gallo-Roman time. It was constituted by Lucius, whose estate named Lucanius bequeathed its name and his first boundaries to the parish of Lussac. In the 13th century, the Benedictine monks rebuilt the vineyard destroyed by barbarian invasions and ensured the recognition of the wines of Lussac Saint Emilion.
The territory of Lussac-Saint-Emilion appellation (1500 ha), which extends north of Saint-Emilion, ranges from valleys to plateaus forming an amphitheater facing south. Lussac has three main types of soils: (1) the limestone plateau covered with a thin layer of Périgord sands, (2) the clay-limestone hillside and (3) the clay- loam below hillside.
The colour of Lussac St Emilion wines is exclusively red, and as in Saint Emilion the Merlot grape represents the majority with 70% of the grape variety, followed by 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.The wines express generous and intense aromas, with notes of red fruits (blackcurrant, cherry), supported by liquorice, prune or spice accents, leather once ageing. On the palate, they are elegant and robust, velvety and generous, with a mineral, aromatic and assertive finish.