Castles & Terroirs

Castles & Terroirs

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Castles and Terroirs in Bordeaux, France.

The history of the first growths classified in 1855, in which the Chateau Lafite Rothschild remains still.

The wines and castles in Bordeaux are the major parts that illuminate a city of Bordeaux, France. There are various wineries along with a variety of castles that produces wines and those castles are present from the early times in Bordeaux. I would like to call Bordeaux as a Wine city. Tourists visiting Bordeaux will have an opportunity to enjoy the taste of some of the world’s most popular wines and luxurious meals prepared by the best chefs.

When we think of Bordeaux the first thing that likely comes to mind is one of the Leading Crus or Grands Cru Classes. Indeed, Bordeaux produces more the world’s most expensive wines than anywhere else.

Castle & Terroirs – Amazing facts of wine in Bordeaux

Bordeaux is an incredibly complex, diverse region and also has many attempts, called “Classifications” have been made in order to rank the Chateaux in order of quality. The first was in 1855 for only the Left Bank and is the most famous and is a reason that the names Lafite, Latour, Margaux and Haut-Brion are well-known around the world today.

The rankings were based on the cost of each at the time. So, the most expensive wines were at the top of the list. These wines were no doubt very high quality at that time, but it would be almost 100 years before we reach the modern era of wines in Bordeaux.

Free guide tour in Bordeaux

A guided tour is provided by Bordeaux tourism itself to have a look around the castles and terroirs in Bordeaux where you will visit all the castles in a luxury minivan and professional guide along with you for the commentaries in English.

Saint-Emilion is one of the famously known places for wines in a city of Bordeaux. The saint-Emilion village itself is perched on a rocky promontory, Saint-Emilion and its vineyards have their native limestone. While walking in Saint-Emilion, it is advisable for you to wear the comfortable shoe as the streets are steep and paved.

Saint-Emilion has the largest monolithic church in Europe, you will be taken to the church to visit the ancient designs made inside the church. The guide accompanying you will be free that you can question him or her about anything you wanted to know during the trip. You will also meet the underground monuments while visiting Saint-Emilion village and estate of wines.

Bordeaux Castles offer free wines

Next visit is to the Medoc, devoted for visiting the Great Classified Growths. To meet the land that bears the most prestigious castle in the world: the Medoc, guide will take you to the left bank of the river Garonne. Then it is the marvellous graves and sauternes, will visit the prestigious cellars in the famous “Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte”. The wines in sauternes perfectly match the colour of the sun and these wines are provided for you free during the lunch you have in the midst of the tour!

In the tenure of this Bordeaux tour you will learn some of wine making techniques where the guide will explain to you when u visit each castle and people above 18 years of age have the better choice of tasting wine while visiting the production area of castles and terroirs.

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