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DE BLANC ET D’OR, A JOURNEY IN THE HEART OF THE BORDEAUX GREAT WHITE WINES

The Bordeaux wine region, World Wine Capital and second most popular wine destination of Europe is a unique place, famous and recognized all around the world for its wide diversity of wines ranging from red to white. So, it is impossible to know Bordeaux wines without discovering its white wines. Actually, the Bordeaux wine region originally produced in great majority white wines. The white wines production now only represents 11% of the Bordeaux wine production.

To delight the white wine connoisseurs and lovers, two Grands Crus Classés jointly propose combined visits and tastings on the theme of the Graves “White and Gold” wines. Château Latour-Martillac, Grand Cru Classé of Graves – Pessac-Léognan and Château Guiraud, 1st Grand Cru Classé in 1855 – Sauternes.

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In June and in September 2014, these two Châteaux will open their doors every Saturday for a guided tour of the vineyard and the cellars, followed by a tasting of their 1st and 2nd white wines.

The visitors will meet at 10.30am at Château Latour-Martillac, a hundred-year old vineyard which well-known for its white wines, a reference in the Pessac-Léognan appellation.

After a lunch break in one of the restaurants located on the course, a selection of restaurants is proposed on the website of the recent Roads Wines of Graves and Sauternes, www.bordeaux-graves-sauternes.com. They are then expected at 15.30pm at Château Guiraud, a 100 hectare vineyard planted with original grape varieties and totally certified in Organic Farming since 2011.

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– MON