Full day wine tour: Sauternes & Graves
Graves (from “gravely land” in French) region is situation on the left bank of the Garonne River, southeast of Bordeaux. Graves produces three wine types - reds, dry whites and sweet wines.
Sauternes is renowned for its sweet white wine, a mix of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle grapes – and Botrytis Cinerea, a bacteria known as “noble rot” which concentrates noble elements and the sugar of the grape giving an astonishing complexity and richness. Wines from Sauternes, can be very expensive, due largely to the very high cost of production. Sauternes are characterized by the balance of sweetness with the zest of acidity. Sauternes can be drunk with a great variety of foods. Foie gras is a classic.
- Pick at your hotel or leisure place in Bordeaux.
- Visit and taste a Pessac Léognan classified growth.
- Visit and taste in a classified growth of Sauternes
- Lunch and spare time in the village of Sauternes or in the area.
- Visit and taste another classified growth of Sauternes or Graves.
- Return to Bordeaux.