Chateau Beychevelle is a wine estate in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Medoc. The Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant wine is known for its supple power and smooth, rich texture, and better vintages have great aging ability. In the Bordeaux Classification of 1855 it was ranked a fourth growth.The 250-hectare (620-acre) estate is situated in the extreme southeast of the appellation, just to the south of Branaire-Ducru. The Beychevelle vineyard covers 90ha (222 acres) of deep Garonne gravel, with 62 percent planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, which is dominant in the wine itself. The remaining vineyard has 31 percent Merlot, 5 percent Cabernet Franc and 2 percent Petit Verdot.