In the 19th century « Féret Guides » (1850, 1874 and 1898) the Castillon area is part of Saint-Emilionnais which at that time included: Saint-Emilion and its seven municipalities, the current municipalities of Saint-Emilion satellites, Pomerol, Lalande de Pomerol, Francs’ cantons and Castillon.
Castillon’s wines were then classified as Cru Bourgeois, 1st crus, Cru 1st Artisan, Cru Artisan and Cru Paysan.
In 1874, Puy Arnaud is cited as 1er Cru.
In 1898, it is cited on the footnote along this specific comment: “Puy Arnaud’s Cru on the rocks of Puy Carpin, planted in fine vines, cultivated with the most perfect care, produces one of the most sought-after wines of the country.”
Its prices reach, in Primeurs Wines, depending on the vintage, those of the 2nd or 3rd classified Crus of Saint-Emilion.
On the label, the mention “near Saint-Emilion” is allowed.