Bordeaux

et sa région viticole

 

Saint-Emilion & Pomerol

Located at 50 Kms (45 mn) from Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion is a charming medieval village located in the heart of the famous Bordeaux wine area. It is a very unique site were world-famous wineries, fine wine, beautiful architecture and great monuments are a perfect match. The diversity of the wines of St Emilion is due to both a complex geology (sands, clay, limestone...) and a microclimate that is perfectly suitable for winemaking. Combined with the permanent care of professionals for their vines, this association of “terroirs” provides ideal conditions for the nutrition and the maturity of the different blends of grape varieties (mostly merlot, blended with cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon or malbec). These varietals allow Saint-Emilion wines to have a wide range of aromas and flavours particularly appreciated. Will be able to discover this authentic village, the chateaux surrounding it and the incredible story of the region with our drivers.
 

Médoc

Médoc is known for its wild beaches, surfing, hiking, cycling, or to enjoy the great outdoors and preserved nature. You may also come in Medoc for yachting on the largest estuary in Europe and of course to discover world's most famous vineyards. At just 1 hour from Bordeaux, there is the heart of great wines appellations like Pauillac, Saint Julien, Saint Estèphe, Margaux, Listrac and Moulis ... the place where flourish the great growth wines. When speaking of mythical road we immediately think of "Route 66". Well the Médoc also has his "Château’s Road". From Bordeaux, to get to Pauillac, you must take the D2 road. Over more than 50 km, the names of the wine villages succeed each other: Margaux, Beychevelle Saint Julien, Bages, Pauillac, Saint Estèphe ... and you can count hundreds of wine Chateaux.
 

Pessac-Léognan

Pessac-Léognan is a wine growing area and Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée, in the northern part of the Graves region of Bordeaux. Unlike most Bordeaux appellations, Pessac-Léognan is equally famous for both red and (dry) white wines, although red wine is still predominant. It includes the only red-wine producer outside the Haut-Médoc classified in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, the premier cru Château Haut-Brion, and also includes all of the châteaux listed in the 1953/59 classification of Graves. These classed growths account for a third of the wine produced in Pessac-Léognan.
 

Sauternes

Sauternes is a sweet wine from the Sauternais region of the Graves section in Bordeaux. Sauternes is made from Sémillon, 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. Wines from Sauternes, especially the Premier Cru Supérieur estate Château d'Yquem, can be very expensive, due largely to the very high cost of production. Barsac lies within Sauternes, and is entitled to use either name. Somewhat similar but less expensive and typically less-distinguished wines are produced in the neighboring regions of Monbazillac, Cérons, Loupiac and Cadillac. In the United States, there is a semi-generic label for sweet white dessert wines known as sauterne without the "s" at the end and uncapitalized.