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Private Day Tour in Sauternes

Discover the diversity of Bordeaux and taste red, dry white and sweet wines on the same day

This wine day trip to the Graves and Sauternes appellations is the best way to understand all the Bordeaux wines diversity and complexity. Taste some full-body red, delicate white and opulent sweet wine on the same tour. You will go to three different Chateaux (wineries) including Pessac Leognan and First Growth in Sauternes and during the visits, you will learn how the noble root can give to the Sauternes, honey, orange, white fowers, mint or gingerbread flavours. Explore the region in a private minivan with your personal guide and learn more about history and Bordeaux wines. You will also enjoy nice lunch in one of the local gourmet restaurants we will have selected for you.



Day tour in Sauternes
Sauternes sweet wines







Itinerary

(Vineyard map)

9:30 am Pick-up from your hotel (private vehicle & personal guide)

Guided tour & wine tasting in a Sauternes Chateau First Growth

Wine tasting in another Chateau Classified Growth in Sauternes

Enjoy local cuisine in a gourmet restaurant restaurant

Visit & tasting in a Pessac Leognan Classified Growth

5:30/6:00 pm Return to Bordeaux & drop-off (airport, railway, hotel)

Example of Chateaux (winery) usually visited


All our tours are differents and an unique experience to taste fine & rare wines. Chateau Haut Brion, Mission Haut Brion, Malartic Lagraviere, Olivier, Pape Clement, Suduiraut, Guiraud & many others ….


439

- private tour
- personal guide
- visits & tasting
- for 2 persons
- all year round


Itinerary.pdf

Old vintages*

Option : Sauternes Vertical Tasting (€ 20 pp)


This master workshop, will allow you to drink and discover 3 different vintages of Sauternes wine. From old vintage to younger one this is an unique sensory experience. Taste caramel, orange, chocolate, pineapple, vanilla, peppermint aromas in a same glass of wine ...



Visit and wine tasting at Chateau d'yquem *

Option : Wine tasting at Chateau d'Yquem (€ 75 pp)


The legendary Chateau d'Yquem classified as a Premier Grand Cru Superieur in 1855 welcome you in a luxury ambiance. Visit the Chateau, learn about the Terroir and then finish with a wine tasting of this fabulous Sauternes.




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Price :
for 2 persons € 439
More than 2 persons? price dependant on your group size, ask us for a quote.

Inclusions :
Visit & tasting fees, exclusive private recent minivan A/C - personal guide - roundtrip transportation from your hotel in Bordeaux - fuel - insurance - taxes.

Extra charge :
Drinks, lunch, option & any personal expenses. Pick up or drop off outside of Bordeaux.

Language available : English spoken tour (with french accent)

Duration : 8h - 9h

Objective of this tour : Taste wines from different terroir. You will also learn about the wine making process from the grape to the glass and the characteristic of red, white and sweet white wines. What is the noble root (Botrytis), what are the main differences between the Bordeaux appellations, what is the terroir, blend, classification, AOC ? You will know the answers to all these questions.

Note : If you have any preference for Chateaux, don't hesitate to ask us in your booking request. Visits are not private & only by appointment. Chateaux visited & schedule depend on availabilities but most of them are members of "Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux" which is a mark of quality. We can only confirm visited properties after your payment and a definitive itinerary will be sent to you before your arrival. Usually a tour with wine tasting takes around 1h/1h30 and they propose 2 different wines from the estate. Chateaux & wineries are closed from 12am until 2pm.

Sauternes


King of the white syrupy wines, Sauternes is a natural sweet wine.
Of a major yellow colour, we can find honey flavours, orange or white flowers. Getting old, it becomes sweetier and then takes a more spiced taste, like gingerbread.

It goes perfectly with the "foie gras", sweeted-salted dishes and nut-tasted cheeses or Roquefort.
The secret of this wine so particular is due to the geographical situation of its wines, set up in a small valley crossed by a river (Ciron), which makes the climatic condition so particular to growth the grapes to an extreme maturity.


Graves


The Graves production is white and red wine. Powerful with a complex bouquet and notes of candied and dried fruits, give an expression to these wines very appreciated by world wine lovers.




This tour is more focus on white and sweet wines but, for wine lovers who would like to learn more about red wines, you could also visit the Medoc famous for its cabernet sauvignon wines or Saint Emilion area more dedicated to the merlot.

Sauternes
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