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Saint-milion (Sent Milion en gascon) est une commune du sud-ouest de la France, situe dans le dpartement de la Gironde en rgion Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes.
Site touristique de premier plan 1000000 personnes en moyenne la visitent chaque anne elle possde une importante parure monumentale (ermitage, glise monolithe, glise collgiale, palais des archevques, immeubles cossus et restes de fortifications) qui se dcline au gr de ruelles tortueuses (appeles tertres) et de placettes ombrages, et jouit de la renomme de son patrimoine nologique (vignoble de Saint-milion) et gastronomique (macarons, pts, foies gras).

Saint-milion is one of the principal red wine areas of Bordeaux along with the Mdoc, Graves and Pomerol. The region is much smaller than the Mdoc and adjoins Pomerol. As in Pomerol and the other appellations on the right bank of the Gironde, the primary grape varieties used are the Merlot and Cabernet Franc, with relatively small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon also being used by some chteaux.
Saint milion wines were not included in the 1855 Bordeaux classification. The first formal classification in Saint-milion was made in 1955. Unlike the 1855 classification, it is regularly revised.

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