The Jurade de Saint-Émilion, the appellation’s vinous brotherhood, can trace its roots back to a royal charter issued in 1199 by John Lackland, King of England.
This granted economic, political, and legal rights to the jurats, or aldermen, of Saint-Émilion. These local notables and magistrates were empowered with the town’s general administration.
In exchange for these rights, England was granted the “privilège des Vins de Saint-Émilion”. This meant that English merchants had priority over everyone else with regard to buying the wines of Saint-Émilion.
The Jurade’s authority lasted until the French Revolution of 1789.
- Coin Alloy Name: Nordic Gold
- Coin Alloy Color: old gold
- Coin Diameter: 38.00
- Coin Thickness: 2.75
- Coin Edge: serrated, fine
- City: SAINT-EMILION
- Country: France
- Available: yes
- Location: SAINT-EMILION, France