Union de Producteurs Saint-Emilion

UDP Saint-Emilion was established in 1931 by Robert Villepigue, the agricultural engineer, who managed Chateau Figeac for over 20 years, before acquiring Chateau Cadet-Piola. It is the first cooperative winery to be set up in Gironde. Boasting the slogan “Chateaux Incubator”, this cellar’s portfolio includes 50 estate brands.

Tél. 33 (0)5 57 24 70 71 – www.udpse.com

700

Hectares de superficie

150

Vignerons

43

Salariés

25

Millions d'euros de chiffre d'affaires

CÉPAGES :
Merlot, Cabernet France, Cabernet Sauvignon

PRÉSIDENT :
Jean-François Danglade

DIRECTEUR GÉNÉRAL :
Alain Naulet

CIRCUITS DE DISTRIBUTION :
4,5 millions de bouteilles de bouteilles vendues par an dont 47 % à l’export

MARQUES PRINCIPALES :
Aurélius, Château Tour de Yon, Royal Saint-Emilion, Côtes Rocheuses

PRODUCTION :
38 000 hl produits par an en Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Saint-Emilion, Montagne et Saint-Georges SaintEmilion, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux, Bordeaux et Bordeaux Supérieur. Les châteaux représentent 56 % de la production annuelle

ASSETS :
▪ It is the first cooperative winery in Aquitaine to have obtained the following certifications: AFAQ ISO 9001 (and environmental management system ISO 14000 in 2011), AgriConfiance, IFS (International Food Standard) and BRC (British Retail Consortium).

The Wines

The great Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius Probus, was at once a fan of wine culture, a warrior and a philosopher. Aurélius is the archetype of what a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru should be like. That is to say, a perfect combination of wellbalanced strength and elegance. Aurélius is elaborated from all of the terroirs within the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru growing areas, according to specific production requirements in line with its status. As a result, the parcels used in this wine have been carefully selected, monitored and controlled by our technical teams. This quest for excellence combines traditional winegrowing procedures with the latest technology. In view of preserving the fruit’s standard of quality, the harvest is carefully handpicked and then optically sorted, before being gravity transferred to the cellar’s vats. Under the watchful eye of our enologists, the wine is made in small stainless steel tanks, that are well-suited to the selection of different parcels. Cold pre-fermentation maceration is followed by a long 3 to 4-week fermentation period. Last but not least, Aurélius is matured in our cellars for many months in barrels made from the best French oak and far from the maddening crowd.