Château Beychevelle is a Fourth Growth in the 1855 classification located in St-Julien. It is one of the most impressive châteaux in the whole of the Médoc. Its label depicts a beautiful galley with a large sail, as a consequence of its ownership in the 16th century by the Duc d`Eperon, Admiral of France at the time. The expression "Baisse-Vaille", meaning "lower sails", later evolved into the name Beychevelle. Beychevelle's 85 hectares of vineyards are located in the far south of the appellation, just outside the hamlet of St-Julien-Beychevelle. The vineyards are planted to 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc with small quantities of Petit Verdot.