Bordeaux – Medoc Wine Tour

Went to three wineries today: Rauzan-Segla in Margaux, Pontet Canet in Pauillac, and Haut-Brion in Pessac-Leognan after lunch in Bages (small town behind Lynch-Bages that they developed with restaurant, patisserie and shop).

Wine touring here is vastly different than the US. Since all the wine, except for maybe some small producers, are sold directly to wine distributors the tour is focused on the facilities and seeing how their winemaking techniques are different then tasting one or two of their wines. Rauzan-Segla and Pontet Canet both had one while at Haut-Brion tried theirs as well as La Mission Haut-Brion which is across the street. For this was amazing to see how the terrior really affects the outcome of the wine even with the same area, winemaker, and technical facilities. Learned a lot and tried wines normally don’t drink.

Rauzan-Segla:

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Pontet Canet:

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Haut-Brion:

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Other Chateaus:

Margaux

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Pichon Longueville

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Mouton Rothschild

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Rosemary coated nuts

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Duck confit wrapped in filo dough

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