Château La Perrière - a beautiful property dating back to the Middle Ages when monks established a monastery there and planted vines. It lies in Saint Emilion's satellite region of Lussac, renowned for velvety clarets. Jean-Luc Sylvain, a well-known artisan cooper in Bordeaux, bought La Perrière in 2003 and immediately set about renovating the cellar and 14 hectares of vines. Today he employs top consultants Alain Raynaud and Jean-Philippe Fort to take quality even higher. The 2010 is exceptional - it was an amazing vintage and this wine is already tasting terrific. Estate grown grapes were hand picked and hand sorted, after which it is fermented in stainless steel vats. This wine is aged 12 to 14 months, 50% in French Oak barrels and 50% in stainless steel vats.