Wine is everywhere in Bordeaux. Even in the heart of the city the vine has slipped itself in, harvested on the façades of some buildings in the Place de la Victoire. Kept going by a passion dating back thousands of years, it marks out a familiar landscape of hills and geometric plains, linking in tight rows the white-stone villages, the aristocratic châteaux and the monuments of Bordeaux. At the doors of the city, the vineyard invites all sorts of experiences and discoveries. On this renowned land, each sense is called upon.
To stride through it is to smell the freshness of the mists in Sauternes, and feel the caress of the setting sun on the Gironde estuary. It is to experience the noise of the tractors in the early morning, and that of a bottle being uncorked in the shadows of the cellars for an impromptu tasting. In this magical place, the real heart of the property, the barrels give off their unique aroma, fresh and heady at the same time, full of promise. Here the taste of the wine develops, its richness, its balance, thanks to time, thanks to the oak, and thanks to the people and their know-how.
750 nationally-recognised establishments make up the 6 “Routes du vin de Bordeaux”. The label certifies that the estate: provides a warm welcome; offers high quality service; helps visitors explore their vineyards and the universe of wine; places value on local natural, cultural and human heritage; is environmentally conscious.
Find the full list of certified ‘Vignobles & Découvertes’ establishments on the website www.bordeauxwinetrip.com