Cabernet Sauvignon (51%) is the dominant grape variety, complemented by Merlot (49%). Typically St. Julien, with a velvety texture and a bouquet of smoky currants and herbs, du Glana represents perhaps the finest quality-price ratio in the entire AOC. About 112,000 bottles are produced each year, with a severe selection relegated to the second wine, Pavillon du Glana.
The Guyot-pruned vines are an average of 25 years old and grow on Garonne gravel with a density of about 7,000 vines per hectare.
The grapes are macerated under cool conditions and fermented in a combination of stainless steel and cement tanks. After a long cuvaison, the wine was aged for 12 months in French barriques (45% new).