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My tours

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Saint Emilion and Pomerol

The vineyards on the Right Bank

Médoc, Grands Crus classified

The vineyards on the Left bank

St Emilion, Médoc

The two wine growing areas

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Pessac Léognan

Graves: cradle of wine-growing: vineyard in town

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Sauternes vineyard

Sweet wines

Bordeaux : city walk

From the medieval to the 21st century

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Arcachon Basin

Pilat Dune

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The vineyard of Madiran

the city of Pau

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Dordogne Périgord

The vineyard of Bergerac

Cognac, the vineyard

The big houses and the hidden treasures

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Culture and tasting of oysters

Arcachon and Charente maritime

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Sweet wines Sauternes vineyard

The Sauternes wine growing area is located south of the Gironde, 30 km outside Bordeaux. It is an enclave in the gravel soil wine growing area which is crossed by the small Ciron river.

It combines the Sauternes and Barsac appellations and produces mainly sweet wines plus some dry white wines in the Graves or Bordeaux appellation and a few red wines in the Graves or Bordeaux appellation. It consists mainly of clay-limestone or calcareous subsoil with in some places more or less thick layers of gravel soil and also palus clays. The most prestigious classified Grand Crus are located on deep gravel ridges at the entrance of the city which protects them.

Semillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle are allowed to be planted. The small river Cirons flowing from the Garonne, the “Noah’s ark” of biodiversity is the cradle of the oldest forest in France. It is this small and insignificant stream that nobody probably has ever heard of which enables the magic of the development of sweet wines. In the morning, during the harvest period, some morning fogs can develop due to heat exchange in these regions followed by sunny days. This is the most favourable context for the development of Botrytis Cinerea, noble rot. Damage grapes by botrytis will be brought back by successive sorting to the winery and vinified. These great sweet wines are the ones that age the best.

Guided tour

Head to the Sauternes area

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I will give you a historical and geographical overview so as to better understand the various soils. After a short coffee break we will enjoy our first visit of a classified Grand Cru with appellation-controlled Sauternes or Barsac.

Possibility to go for a second tour later on, a famous neighbour and another classified Grand Cru, changing to organic production. What do you think of having lunch in a good bistro, a “table d’hôtel”, a chic restaurant or a quaint little place?

Afterwards we will visit another property of a classified Grand Cru. Depending on your preferences we can go onto a second wine tour of the afternoon followed by photo opportunities of some of the domains along the way and even enjoy a last glass of wine before returning to Bordeaux at around 7 pm.

From €320

Guide, car and fuel included

Additional costs: wine tasting tours, entrance fees and lunch.

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