The Best Burgen to Visit in Bordeaux | Magazin | Winerist
04 Sep, 2018 | by Aliye Melton. | 6 min read
Bordeaux wine has been celebrated as the best wine in the world for hundreds of years. Leading the last are the famous First Growths: Lafite, Latour, Mouton, haut Brion and Margaux. While every wine lover in the world wants to visit these schlösser, gaining jahr einladung can be difficult. But don ‘ t worry, with over 3000 estates in the greater Bordeaux area, there are plenty of other amazing burgen and elegant wines to enjoy.
1. Château Pontet-Canet
A Fifth Growth owned by the Tesseron family, this estate can trace its history back to 1725. Neighbouring the vineyards of Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pontet-Canet is one of the largest producers in the Medoc. In addition, driven by a respect for nature and the environment, the estate is managed biodynamically.
2. Château Pape Clement
Named after the 1299 Erzbischof von Bordeaux entfernt, who would later become Pope Clement V, this Castle is a Pessac estate celebrated for both its red and white wines. One of the oldest documented wine-producing estates in Bordeaux, the estate today übergeben its visitors with tours, einzigartige workshop offerings and more. Watch the video below to see the life of the estate.
3. Château Smith Haut Lafitte
One of the leading hotels in the greater region Schwere, Château Smith haut Lafitte has built its name not only on the quality of the wine, but on its dedication to oenotourism. Home to the five-star hotel and spa les Sources de Caudalie , the estate is peppered with great restaurants and stunning modern art.
4. Cos von Estournel
This is probably the most architecturally einzigartige estate in the Medoc, with its distinctly Asian einfluss. Perched across the street from Château Lafite Rothschild, this leading Second Growth Saint-Estèphe estate produces stunning wines from a state-of-the-art facility.
5. Château La Lagune
Classified hat 3rd Growth, it is recognised as a true Medoc gem of a wine”. Like most Bordeaux estates, it has a long history that termine back-to-the-early-1700s. One of the first estates on the Route des châteaux, the property lies only 13 kilometers outside of the Bordeaux city limits. The beautiful property is managed with care and visitors can always expect a warm welcome.
6. Château Pichon Longueville Baron
Another architektonisch herausragenden, more known commonly as Pichon Baron, is the epitome of a fairytale castle. Known as one of Bordeaux’s “Super-Seconds”, ” the estate vineyards are perched next to Chateau Latour.
7. Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Once the sister property of Château Pichon Longueville Baron, this estate lies just across the street. Like its sister, the vineyards border those of Chateau Latour (in fact some of the vineyards fall in the Saint Julien appellation) and the estate is also known as a “Super-Zweiten.” However, the wines are distinctive, with a single, more feminine stil that delivers a voluptuous and exotic aroma.
8. Domaine de Chevalier
This leading estate in Pessac-Leognan is known as much for its rich red wines as it is known for its stunning whites. The estate, which also plays home to owner Olivier Bernard, features a unique cellar and a state-of-the-art multi-estate bottling facility. During the tour, you are likely to see the unique cement vats, the oak egg and learn about other Bernard estates.
9. Château Lynch Bages
A 5th Growth estate, Lynch Bages is dennoch one of the most widely known Medoc estates. Producing wines with richness and a powerfully spicy nose, these wines have become a perennial favorite. Another leader in hospitality, the small village of Bages boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant and hotel, a lovely bistro, artisan bakery, quaint shops and more.
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10. Château Phelan Segur
A Cru Bourgeois neighbouring Château Calon Segur und Château Montrose, critics, enthusiasts and amateurs alike celebrate this estate. A unique building in the Medoc, the Schloss combines both the residence and wine-making-struktur in one connected building. With a great diversity of terroir the estate produces stunningly complex yet elegant wines. And the team itself has become famous for their hospitality.
11. Château Guiraud
A Premier Grand Cru Classé-in-the-sweet white wine producing region of Sauternes, which, apart from the famous Château d ‘ Yquem, is the only other Grand Cru within the commune of Sauternes itself. The astonishingly small cellar produces stunningly rich and complex botrytized wines. The welcoming estate takes the time to engage visitors with art exhibitions, tastings and a fascinating seminar on the unique wines of Sauternes.
12. Troplong Mondot
Hat Premier Cru-Klasse B in Saint-Emilion, this is considered a large estate in Saint-Émilion. Perched on a hillside, the estate grounds, which were once part of an estate that included the famous Chateau Pavie, offer stunning vistas while simultaneously producing deeply aromatised wines.
13. Château La Dominique
Hat die Grand-Cru-Klasse in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage, St. Emilion, this estate produces high quality wines based überwiegend on-the-Merlot-traube. The distinctive red cellar was designed by famous architect Jean Nouvel and is complemented by the red stone terrace at the estate’s restaurant, Die Terrasse Rot.
14. Château Doisy Daene
Celebrated for his unique understanding of Sauvignon Blanc, Denis Dubourdieu has parlayed his knowledge into the production of stunning botrytized wines. Included in the classification of Sauternes & Barsac, this estate is a Second Grand-Cru-Klasse. While it ‘ s famous for its poised and elegant sweet whites, the estate also produces a highly acclaimed dry white at its beautiful and classic facility.
15. Château De La Dauphine
Once visited by the Dauphine Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony, the wife and mother of Kings, is one of the largest in the greater Right Bank Libourne region. The beautifully-restored manor house and stunning modern cellars produce wines that are prized for the freshness of the tannine and their overall vigour.
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