The Left Bank (Rive Gauche) is the home of cabernet sauvignon, but it is very unusual to find wines here that are pure varietal. Almost all are a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc in varying proportions. But it is still here you find the most classic of classic Bordeaux styles, as well as the most sumptuous chateaux.
The Right Bank (Rive Droite), to the east, inland, is mainly dominated by merlot, quite different in style. Here you can discover that it is indeed a world class grape, although similarly it is rarely on its own.
On our wine tour to Bordeaux you will get an in-depth view of both these styles. But you will also make a deep dive into top-class French gastronomy, served in the private dining rooms of some of the chateaux we visit.
You will get quite unique possibilities to discover how the wines match different kinds of food and how different vintages bring forwards different characters.
Come with us on the fabulous wine tour to Bordeaux.
Wine tour to Bordeaux, October 1–5, 2023
PS: We have written a book about Bordeaux, and have been travelling there since 1986, so we have a bit of a clue of what we’re talking about.