Enjoy 3 days of excursion and wine tastings in and around Bordeaux. Excellent and extensive introduction to the grand wines of Bordeaux.
Day 1: SAINT EMILION FULL DAY VISIT AND WINE TOUR
Today depart for the charming village of Saint Emilion not only known for its wine but also for the beauty of the village itself. The wine region is known to produce one of the most famous merlots of the world and here some of the most prestigious wineries are named: Petrus, Cheval Blanc or Ausone. Enjoy a wine tasting session in a Classified growth Chateau of the appellation and then a guided visit of the village. Finally, after some free time for personal discovery, enjoy a second visit and wine tasting in a classified growth chateau.
Day 2: MEDOC FULL DAY WINE TOUR
Come and admire the lowlands of the Medoc (meaning the ‘middle land’ for it is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the West and the Gironde estuary to the East), which shares much resemblance with the Dutch polders. In this unique geological set-up, where one finds a predominant graves soil (a blend of sand and gravel), a particular knowledge has been passed on from one generation to the next, in order to produce the most famous red wines in the world. Along the châteaux route, you will come across such pearls as Château Margaux, Pichon Longueville or Mouton Rothschild. During your day, visit and wine taste in 2 famous Classified growths of the Medoc and then enjoy a personalized “5 Bordeaux wines” tasting session at “La Winery”.
Day 3: GRAVES AND SAUTERNES FULL DAY WINE TOUR
Graves is the only sub region which is famed for all three of Bordeaux's main wine types - reds, dry whites and sweet wines - although red wines dominate the total production. In the morning visit and wine taste in 2 of the most famous chateaus of the Pessac-Leognan or Graves appellations. Then depart for the charming region of Sauternes. Sauternes is made from Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle grapes that have been affected by Botrytis cinerea, also known as noble rot. This causes the grapes to become partially raisined, resulting in concentrated and distinctively flavored wines. Enjoy a visit and a wine tasting session in a prestigious Classified growth chateau of the appellation to know all about this legendary wine.
Order of days in the program may be switched depending on date. 2 people minimum required.
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