We will collect you from your hotel and then head South of Bordeaux towards the Sauternes area. This lies along the banks of the Garonne river, just after the Graves region, with its famous chateaux.
The area of Graves gets its name from the soil. Graves are a mix of gravels, clay and sand carried out by the river. Graves appellation is located just outside the town of Bordeaux.
The red wines of Graves are recognizable by their garnet-red color, rich, attractive and more robust than the
other Médoc wines. Two third of Graves wines are white. Among the best white wines in Bordeaux, they are generally
fresh, fruity and dry (some time half-dry).
Sauternes on the other hand is famous for sweet wines. They are among the best dessert wines in the world. Sauternes is made with "noble rot" (also called botrytis, a moisture covering the grape).
Because soils are so diverse, and each house has its own way of making the golden wine, Sauternes is a very
personalized wine. Sauternes are often delicious, golden, unctuous and delicate. The famous roasted note comes
when Sauternes is a little bit older.
What do you think about wines of "Château Yquem" or "Château Raymond-Lafon" or "Château Rieussec"?