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Focus 1 : BordeauxBetween the prestigious castles of the world's most famous vineyards and their famous pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon or merlot, Bordeaux and its region is a destination with many assets to host your events and motivate your teams in an atmosphere full of elegance. You too fall in love with the heart of renowned Castles!
The influence of Bordeaux in France and internationally is firmly established. With a vineyard of multiple terroirs, castles with controlled production from the Castles and a Place de Bordeaux that conveys distribution, all the keys to success are gathered here.
If you enjoy tasting the great appellations of the Médoc, the Graves or the Libournais where the most beautiful Châteaux produce the best with the star grape varieties Merlot, Cabernet Franc or Cabernet Sauvignon, we also like to explore the Blayais, the Entre-deux-mers or the Sauternais, meet passionate small winemakers and discover more confidential vintages from Malbec, Petit Verdot or Carmenère. The history of these vineyards is full of anecdotes and strongly linked to the destiny of the Kingdom of France and England. The great vintages, classified in 1855 during the universal exhibition under Napoleon III keep their influences but other castles manage to fight/break away from this classification and propose real jewels.
Thanks to any restorations carried out the past 20 years, the city of Bordeaux has revived its heritage. Its small streets and cathedral freshen up the Saint-Pierre district, the historic centre of Bordeaux, while the bridges overlook the Garonne and the Cité du Vin attests the importance of this nectar offer the whole region.
A short hour from the coast and very close to the Dune du Pilat, the landscapes are divided between cultivated vines and wild horizons. The city, one of the 8 wine capitals in the world, crosses both on foot and by bike, especially along the arranged docks. The square of the purse, the royal building, is to be seen at all times, day and night. From the interior of the old city walls there are religious or historical gates and buildings to visit. You will understand why Bordeaux is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Focus 2 : wine regionSweet or Liquoreux Wines
Produced on Grave, Entre-Deux-Mers and Francs terroirs respectively, this sweet syrupy wine is a single expression the richesse of Bordeaux vineyards. Stemming from Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Muscadelle, they are produced on a unique microclimate and terroirs. Specific conditions are important when maturing grapes to produce rich nectars with the perfect golden reflections. Botrytis cinerea or noble rot has to be present for this magical process to occur. The result being: syrupy/sweet wines with remarkable aromas and smooth flavors. Of course everybody knows AOC Sauternes, but why not discover AOC Barsac, Haut-Benauge, Cadillac, Francs, Cérons, Loupiac, Graves de Vayres, Sainte-Croix-du-Mont or the Saint-Foy-de-Bordeaux.
Saint-Emilion, Pomerol and Fronsac
These three appellations are situated east of Bordeaux on the right bank of the Dordogne river, near the city of Libourne. Red wines from these vineyards are mainly constituted by Merlot, renowned for its fine, elegant and velvety aromas. A number of classified vineyards and prestigious wines are produced on these terroirs. We mention the AOC Pomerol and the Grand-Cru Saint-Emilion which are some of the most elegant wines to be produced, not to be outdone are the AOC Lalande de Pomerol, Fronsac, Canon-Fronsac, Saint-Emilion, Lussac, Mountain, Saint-Georges and Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion.
Situated South of Bordeaux on the left bank of the Garonne river, on soil with a stone and gravel constitution. Whether a AOC Grave wine or the even more prestigious AOC Pessac-Léognan, these wines possess a unique character, made from black fruits, and elegant aromatic spices.
Medoc terriors are situated along the left bank of the Garonne and the Gironde, on soil consisting of gravel, limestone or clay. The Cabernet Sauvignon reigns in this region but shares popularity with other wines such as the Merlot, Frank Cabernet, Small Verdot and Malbec. Red wines are among the deepest, most powerful, and prestigious wines of Bordeaux (the first 4 Grand Crus with a classification of 1855 came from Médoc terroirs).Among the regional appellations are the Médoc, that is given to wines located on the northern part of the zone, and the AOC Haut Médoc AOC. The latter is given to the following communal appellations: the Listrac, Moulis, Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac, and Saint-Estèphe.
Côtes de Bordeaux
This region is situated on expansive hills over approximately 100 kilometers north to south with excellent exposure to sun. The Côtes de Bordeaux has numerous appellations - the Blaye, Blaye Côte de Bordeaux, Bourg and Côte de Bourg, Cadillac, Castillon, Francs Côte de Bordeaux, Graves de Vayres or the Saint Foy de Bordeaux - All this variety is a clear demonstrating of the level of their ambition, and quality and richesse of their grapes.
Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur
Wines with these appellations can be produced on all vineyards in Bordeaux. Red or white (dry or syrupy), they represent more than 50% of its total production. Stemming from older vineyards, wines from Bordeaux Supérieur are red wines which are more complex and concentrated than AOC Bordeaux's.Included in these two big apellations are the Bordeaux Rosé, Clairet and the Crémant de Bordeaux, appellations integral to vineyards of Bordeaux.
Focus 3 : Why Wine Passport ?Wine Passport works everyday for several years to offer you exceptional trips around wine tourism.Our passion for wine, gastronomy and travel help us to find the most beautiful wine regions of the world.Whether you are wine professionals or beginners, you want to discover a region or only its vineyard, we will be able to meet your expectations.
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