Bordeaux Wine Tour
Bordeaux region of France is famous for producing some of the most famed wines and those who are passionate about wines should definitely undertake a Bordeaux wine tour at least once.
It is said that Bordeaux’s wine story started around 2,000 years ago when it was invaded by Roman armies who brought with them wines for their soldiers. And the story has continued till date and today Bordeaux boasts of some of the largest vineyards in the world.
To understand the significance of the Bordeaux wines and to appreciate their goodness, it is better that you tour Bordeaux vineyards and you are sure to enjoy each and every moment of the trip which will prove to be a fascinating experience in itself.
Bordeaux is also listed as a Unesco world heritage site and will enchant you with its historic splendor and beauty. The vineyards are also a delight to visit and if you are interested in undertaking a wine tour in Bordeaux then , Saint Emilion, Pomerol, Graves, Sauternes and Medoc, are some of the vineyards which you will be visiting.
Here we will take you through a virtual tour of the Bordeaux vineyards to give you a rough idea of what to expect when you actually undertake any of the Bordeaux wine tours.
Bordeaux Wine Tour
Saint Emilion and Pomerol wine tours
Saint Emilion and Pomerol vineyards are both are classified on the Unesco world heritage sites. A tour to these vineyards will also enable you to explore the historic sites along with a visit to the famous vineyards in the region.
Saint Emilion has a vineyard stretching on an area of around 13,500 acres. This area was a wine producing area under the Roman rule as well and till date it is considered the oldest wine producing area in the entire France. The wines of this region are distinguished by a rich color and ‘body’. Some of the famous wine estates which you will be visiting on this tour in Saint Emilion are Cheval Blanc, Ausone, Chateau Angelus, Figeac, Pavie and Belair.
In Pomerol the wine estates are not so large but still they offer some of the best wines like Petrus, Le Pin, Vieux Chateau, Certan, Gazin, etc. but they don’t have any official classification.
Graves and Sauternes wine tours
The Graves derives its name from its gravely soil which is perfect for growing grapes. The wines of Grave are prepared from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes and are fruity in aroma. Chateau Olivier, Carbonnieux and Smith Haut Lafitte are some of the prominent wine estates in this area which you will be visiting to learn about their wine making techniques.
Sauternes lies to the south of Graves and the wines are golden and syrupy with a citrus aroma. Here you will get the opportunity to visit some of the oldest and prestigious wine estates like the 16th century Chateau Yquem, Guiraud, Suduiraut, Clos Haut, Peyraguey, and Chateau de Malle, which also boasts of Frenchstyle gardens.
Medoc wine tours
This is one of the world famous vineyard region where you will be taken to a tour of many prestigious chateaux or wine estates like the Margaux, Latour, Mouton-Rothschild, Lafite-Rothschild. Here you will get to taste the wines and also see the experts at work.
Bordeaux Wine Tour by bicycle
If you are fond of adventure and want to try something new, then opt for a cycling tour which will take you on a journey of wine producing regions of Saint Emilion and Pomerol. The route of the bike tour is through the backroads of the vineyards of Saint Emilion and Pomerol. A stopover in any of the wine estates of the regions will ensure that you are generously welcomed and treated to a session of wine tasting and an instructive visit through the vineyard.
Apart from tours to the vineyards, you can also indulge in Spa and Vinotherapy in Bordeaux. If you plan to opt for this, then you can be assured to get world class luxurious beauty treatments using grapes and wines, along with trips to the various wine estates and wine tasting sessions.
So make the most of your available time and undertake any of these listed Bordeaux wine tour to enrich your knowledge and gain an insight into wine making practices of the French.
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