The wine region of Libournais encompasses much of what is referred to as the Right Bank. Named after its historical capital the expression Right Bank typically refers to wines from the Pomerol and St-Emilion areas of the Libournais. There are several villages around the region that share the Saint-Emilion name such as Montagne-Saint-Emilion and St-Georges-Saint-Emilion that are named the satellite appellations.
The wine region of Libournais encompasses much of what is referred to as the Right Bank. Named after its historical capital, the expression Right Bank typically refers to wines from the Pomerol and St-Emilion areas of the Libournais. There are several villages around the region that share the Saint-Émilion name, such as Montagne-Saint-Émilion and St-Georges-Saint-Émilion that are named the satellite appellations.
The area is bordered to the west by Pomerol. Merlot is the dominant grape in this area, followed by Cabernet Franc and a very small quantity of Malbec that is tending to disappear. The climate and damper, cool soils of the area makes it difficult for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to fully ripen and as such is less often used. Saint-Émilion wines were first classified in 1878 and have been continuously revised with the most recent revision occurring in 2006. Chateaus are divided into two First Growth classification-Premiers Grands Crus Classés A, which currently includes Château Ausone and Château Cheval Blanc, and Premiers Grands Crus Classés B which currently includes 13 chateaux such as Château Angélus and Château Figeac. Below the Premiers crus are the Grands Crus Classés which currently includes 55 chateaux.
With this unique tour, you'll depart for the Saint Emilion wine region and enjoy a visit and wine tasting in a famous Classified growth Chateau of the Pomerol or Saint Emilion appellation.
Then, arrive in the village of Saint Emilion and enjoy a guided walking tour with your guide to discover the main monuments of this quaint hilltop village. During your free time for personal discovery, you will have the possibility of enjoying an optional and free wine tasting session in one of the numerous cellars of the village before or after lunch or why not discover the underground monuments of Saint Emilion by following a visit organized by the tourism office?
In the afternoon experience another visit and wine tasting session in one of our selected Classified Chateaus of Saint Emilion. The wine tasting fees, the guided walking tour of the village and a fresh small bottle of water per person included.
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