From the Bordeaux wine tour last week: delicious wines and lots of sun

The wine tour to Bordeaux last week included many good wines and delicious food. We visited both some prestigious and impressive chateau as well as smaller, family owned and family run wine estates.

Here are some glimpses from the tour. First instalment.

Here we are at the beautiful and elegant Chateau la Dauphine in Fronsace, with equally impressive wines. We are actually only a stone’s throw away from Pomerol and Saint Emilion in Bordeaux.

Chateau la Dauphine in Bordeaux beautifully renovated

Chateau la Dauphine in Bordeaux beautifully, copyright BKWine Photography

A visit to the wine cellar is a must on a wine tour to Bordeaux. They can be small and utilitarian or big and impressive. This is where you can get a close look at all the wine barrels and perhaps even a sample from the casks. Ageing the wine in wood is an important part of many Bordeaux wines.

Tender lamb and red wines in three different versions in the private dining room

Tender lamb and red wines in three different versions in the private dining room, copyright BKWine Photography

Lunch time is approaching on the wine tour and it is time for an aperitif in the shade on the sunny terrace. Here the owners have brought out a delicious bottle of a prestigious white Grave wine for us to enjoy before we sit down in the private dining room for lunch at the château.

Starting lunch with Chateau Carbonnieux, Graves, as aperitif on the terrasse

Starting lunch with Chateau Carbonnieux, Graves, as aperitif on the terrasse, copyright BKWine Photography

Tasting wine over lunch is a must when you come to Bordeaux on a wine tour. Sometimes surprising wine and food pairings can be perfect, as for instance this sea bream with a very elegant red Bordeaux wine.

The pool at the chateauooooh

The pool at the chateauooooh, copyright BKWine Photography

After a morning in the vineyards and in the wine cellar it is time for lunch and wine tasting in the private dining room at the chateau. A perfect occasion to do some “serious” research into wine and food pairing. Over lunch we enjoy a series of wines from the chateau of several different vintages.

An unusual Livre d'Or in one of the chateaux; Vikings were here

An unusual Livre d’Or in one of the chateaux; Vikings were here, copyright BKWine Photography

The barrel cellar at Chateau Dauphine in Bordeaux

The barrel cellar at Chateau Dauphine in Bordeaux, copyright BKWine Photography

Bordeaux vineyards in sunshine just shortly before harvest

Bordeaux vineyards in sunshine just shortly before harvest, copyright BKWine Photography

French and European flags at the impressive Town Hall in Libourne

French and European flags at the impressive Town Hall in Libourne, copyright BKWine Photography

Chateau la Dauphine in Bordeaux with its extraordinary pine tree allee

Chateau la Dauphine in Bordeaux with its extraordinary pine tree allee, copyright BKWine Photography

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