One day in the city of Bordeaux and three around nearby Châteaux and centenarian vineyards.
Place de la Bourse from the “Miroir d’eau” reflecting pool. The world’s largest of its type.
Bordeaux is one of the main historical cities of France, with a very unique beauty. Its imposing Cathedral and beautiful buildings dating from the nineteenth century, such as the Place de la Bourse square and its theather, make of Bordeaux a city of great culture. Furthermore, the gastronomic offer is one of the best in the country, both in the field of traditional cuisine as well as the worldwide-recognized chefs.
Neverthless ¿Why is Bordeaux worthy of a well planned tour?, It is, actually, due to the culture of its wine industry, wich has been a worldwide reference for centuries!
In addition to visiting this gorgeous city, at Red Karpet we have selected the best wineries within the Bordeaux area…
Château Latour, Pauillac.
The Château Latour is one of the big names within the Bordeaux vineyards. It is one the ambassadors of “French lifestyle”. It is classified as Premier Grand Cru classé from Pauillac. This important vineyard lies over 160 acres, out of which, 116 are dedicated to the Enclos, where the very famous Châteaux Latour is born.
Here we are among the art and the vineyards, the Château Mouton Rothschild is a wine estate that lies over 207 acres. Situated in the area of Pauillac, this Château produces one of the most prestigious wines of Bordeaux. It is a Premier Grand Cru classé, following the official rating of Bordeaux wines from 1855.
Chateu la Fleur- Pétrus,Pomerol.
Even if we can be very keen on wines, when we come across Château la Fleur- Pétrus, knowledge is always incomplete. It is really rated as one of the best wines of the Pomerol area. The vineyards lie over 24 acres of excellent soil. After visiting the winery we will clearly understand why it has become a real star.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Saint Emilion.
The Avril family own this prestigious vineyard which lies over 71 acres of land. Châteauneuf du Pape is a true reference within the Saint Emilion area.
Château Haut-Marbuzet, Saint Esthèphe.
Château Haut-Marbuzet is not only a beautiful building, but it is interesting to discover the quality of its soil, and the very special and different way of producing wine. All these elements convey to one of the important wines of Bordeaux.
The name of “La Maison Noble du Bayle”, comes from its first owner, Pierre Guiraud, who bought the estate en 1776. The wine appears as Premier Grand Cru Classé in 1855. Later, in 1932, the Chateaux falls into the hands of Paul César Rival, who starts the very renowned Sauternes wine, the Château d’Yquem.