Chateau St. Georges is a tiny 5 hectare estate superbly situated on a south-east facing chalky-clay slope between two giants of the St Emilion classification, Ch. Pavie and Ch La Gaffeleire. A very small portion of the vineyard touches on the great Ch Ausone, one of only two 1er Grands Crus Classés (A) in the appellation. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks and macerated for 3-4 weeks. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels, and the wines will then spend up to 20 months in barrels, 50% new, before bottling. The barrels deemed not sufficiently good for the Grand Vin will be bottled as the second wine, Côte Madeleine. As one might expect, given its location, the chateau produces highly typical and excellent quality St Emilion, and the property may well be considered to be one of the great value sources within the appellation.