FULL DAY TOUR TO ST EMILION WINE REGION

 

FULL DAY TOUR TO ST EMILION WINE REGION

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The wine region of Libournais encompasses much of what is referred to as the Right Bank. Named after its historical capital, the expression Right Bank typically refers to wines from the Pomerol and St-Emilion areas of the Libournais. Merlot is the dominant grape in this area, followed by Cabernet Franc and a very small quantity of Malbec that is tending to disappear. Saint-Émilion wines were first classified in 1878 and have been continuously revised with the most recent revision occurring in 2006. Châteaux are divided into two First Growth classification-Premiers Grands Crus Classés A, which currently includes Château Ausone and Château Cheval Blanc and Premiers Grands Crus Classés B which currently includes 13 chateaux such as Château Angélus and Château Figeac. Below the Premiers Crus are the Grands Crus Classés which currently includes 55 châteaux. Today, depart for the Saint-Emilion wine region and enjoy a visit and wine tasting in a famous Classified Growth Château of the Pomerol or Saint-Emilion appellation. Then, arrive in the village of Saint-Emilion and enjoy a guided walking tour with your guide to discover the main monuments of this quaint hilltop village. During your free time for personal discovery, you will have the possibility of enjoying an optional and free wine tasting session in one of the numerous cellars of the village before or after lunch or why not discover the underground monuments of Saint-Emilion by following a visit organised by the tourism office? In the afternoon experience another visit and wine tasting session in one of our selected Classified Châteaus of Saint-Emilion. All the wine tasting fees (plus a small bottle of water) as well as the cost of the guided tour of the village per person are included.
 

Inclusions

• Three visits with wine tastings to three renowned Classified growth or Cru Bourgeois estates • A follow up educational wine tasting session in a winery • Fully equipped Mercedes minivan • Wine tasting fees • A bottle of water. 
 

Operating details

Pick up from in front of the Bordeaux Tourism Office (12 cours du 30 Juillet 33000 Bordeaux) at 10:00 daily Return to the tourist office: 18:30 for afternoon slot Duration of the tour is 8.5 hours.
 

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SmoothRed Wine Travel & Events
 

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