Sweet escapade in the Bordeaux region
Discover the (re)discovery of the Bordeaux region by staying in wine estates. Travel along the left and right banks with an expert from the region who will teach you so much about its region and its wines. Share unique moments and open unknown doors. Behind each door, a story, a family, a passion to pass on to you.
Unusual and Gourmet Stay in Saint-Emilion
Sleep in a perched room in an ancient cedar tree with an exceptional view on the vineyard and a direct access to the swimming pool. Wine estate with the appellation of origin Saint-Émilion Grand Cru. Enjoy an unusual and soothing stay to meet nature, discover the wines of the region, the villages and local specialties.
Castle land but not only...
Wine from the Bordeaux area are so famous around the world. In the Middle Age, it was the first region to start business with England, as the English became the lands of the region by the wedding of Henri II Plantagenêt and Aliénor d'Aquitaine. They really much appreciated what was called the "claret" (a red wine very light = "clair" in french). Already known in all Europe, the classification of 1855 for the international exhibit allowed the wines to gain international popularity. This Grands Crus Classification is still on nowadays. Coming here is getting the opportunity to be within reach of the mythic castles but also to navigate along the wine roads of the Médoc, the Libournais, the Entre-deux-Mers, the Blayais and the Bourgeais and the Graves.
119 000 ha 60 AOC
Either you like the sea, hills or plateaux, perched villages or fortress, the Bordeaux area can answer all those requests. Borded by the ocean on the west and running along the Gironde river, the region is well protected from the dry meteorologic period and benefit from a very favorable sunshine allowing a great maturity to the grapes.
There are as many terroirs as there are appellations... Some are so famous that they gave their name to the region. The graves (gravier in french are small rocks) is a good example. Others are less famous but waiting to be discovered by you as they are so particular and they will definitely please (and surprise!) many of you! Some terroirs have been classified like the Grands Crus A or B of St Emilion, the Crus Classés from the Graves, the Crus Classés of 1855... each region around Bordeaux might have a different classification, go there to better understand! :)
80% of red wine is produced which makes the region its kingdom. Some dry whites wines are produced in the AOC Entre-deux-mers and in AOC Pessac Léognan mainly and sweet white wines in Sauternais among other places. More and more we see coming rosé and sparkling wines.
Cannelé (local piece of cake with crunchy outside and soft inside), associations "meat-fish", Bordelaise sauce, cèpes mushrooms, lamproie à la bordelaise, meat grilled on vine shoots...
It would be hard to sum up the region to one identity as it is diverse and wide. Go along the wine roads and allow yourself to push the doors of the wine estate either it is a very famous one open to the public or either it is a more confidential one, stop by in villages and above all let you guided by your hosts to find out the adresses that are done for you!
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