One typical feature of the Bordeaux wine region is the magnificent barrel cellars. All the grand châteaux have one, as many Bordeaux wines spend a year or two in oak before being bottled. The oak barrel industry – cooperage – is huge in France, not only in Bordeaux but also in Cognac and Burgundy. The oak adds structure and aromas to the wine. A high-quality Bordeaux would not be the same without oak. Today, however, the producers go to great length to attenuate the aromatic impact of the oak and instead highlight the terroir and the grape.
You will have the opportunity to admire several barrel cellars on our tour and also beautiful chateaux and charming vineyard landscapes. During our tastings, we will discuss, among other things, the ageing in oak and, also important in Bordeaux, the continued ageing in the bottle.
Wine tour to Bordeaux, September 27 – October 1
We also offer a combined Bordeaux and Champagne wine tour. See more on this in a separate note.
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