Being wine lovers St. Emilion really made our trip special. St. Emilion is one of the principal wine areas of Bordeaux. Bordeaux is not only home to Cabernet Sauvignon-based blends but also produces the world’s finest Merlots and Merlot-based blends. All of the chateaux that make the famous Bordeaux wine are located in the designated areas around Bordeaux. From the city of Bordeaux, St. Emilion is only half an hour away by train and is one of Bordeaux region’s largest winemaking applications. Aside from its famous full-bodied wines, St. Emilion is also a well-preserved medieval town. We spent a day in St. Emilion doing wine tasting, going on a picnic and wandering aimlessly.
We booked a wine tour at La Gaffeliere and learn a lot about vine-to-glass process. The tour lady started with how grapes are grown, tips of disease management for grapes, then proceeded through the wine making process at cellar, the art of grapes blending and ended the tour with a wine tasting of three La Gaffeliere wines. During the tour, I couldn’t stop ooo-ing at every detail. I truly admire their dedication and passion for the work and respect for the soil and approach to winemaking.
After the tour, we strolled around the medieval St. Emilion and enjoyed the gorgeous view of this charming town. We popped into several wine-inspired shops, and made our way to the Clock Tower. The tower offers magnificent views of the St. Emilion town. Our next stop is Les Cordeliers, which is a vineyard that is renown for its sparkling wines. We picked up a picnic brunch basket from reception. We got baguette and a bottle of sparkling wine to pair with cheese and spreads. We spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying the view whilst relaxing in the sunshine.
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