Margaux and Saint Julien are neighbours appellations. Both got uncredible terroir, quite different from each with great wineries to see. Let’s start with Saint Julien, the one located the most at the north and the smallest.
Despite its small surface area, Saint-Julien is a Bordeaux wine that includes eleven Grands Crus Classés, which represents 80% of the AOC. Harmonious, powerful and fine, Saint-Julien wines are fleshy, full-bodied, beautifully structured and balanced.
Starting from your hotel in the center of Bordeaux, let your private English-speaking driver take you to Château Lagrange. The heart of the wine estate is complemented by some forty hectares of parkland and woods, as well as a lake, making up an exceptional natural heritage. Exceptionally, the surface area and the parcels of the vineyard today are exactly those that were classified in 1855 under Napoleon III.
In the Chateau’s old Orangery we invite you to live a unique experience, a gastronomic journey where East meets West. A culinary marriage between traditional and modern cuisine that inspires audacious wine pairing. Admire Chef Taichi Sato’s expertise as you taste the pure, refined expression of Japanese cuisine paired with the authenticity of Grand Cru Classé Saint-Julien wines.
In the afternoon, lead with your private English speaking guide driver, the Margaux appellation.
The largest communal appellation in the Medoc and the only one with a large percentage of Merlot.
Stop at Château Siran, a familial wine estate where everything is harmonious. An estate, rich in biodiversity, with its undeniable charm, that seduces Léo Barbier. After acquiring it on 14 January 1859 from Jeanne-Adèle, Countess of Toulouse-Lautrec, he decided to develop and embellish the property.
The father of the actual owner, Edouard Miailhe, built during the cold war, under the cyclamens pavilion of the château, a real fallout shelter. Today it serves as a conservatory for the old vintages of Siran, the oldest dating back to 1912.
•Discover historic appellations in the Médoc
•Enjoy a private lunch “au château”.
•Discover a familial wine estate, Grand Cru Classé with an old fallout shelter