Bordeaux, France

Latitude 44.84455°N Longitude 0.58178°W

Friday, October 17, 2003

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Diary:

Coming soon -Pauillac -Margaux -Médoc -Barsac-Sauternes


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On route D254 to BordeauxKeiko finally makes it to BordeauxForeboding entrance to the estate of Château LatourChâteau Pichon LonguevilleChâteau MargauxVineyards around Médoc
The residence at Château Mouton RothschildChâteau PalmerNew French oak barrels ready for this years harvestThe aging cellars at Château MargauxOne of the world's best wines is in those barrels!A French Oak barrel from Seguin Moreau
Barrels of fine red wine mature at Château PalmerRacking, a clarifying process, is still done by candlelightNew barrels get decorated with paint made from the grape skinsWorkers at Château Margaux prepare to barrel this year's harvestAutumn vines, BordeauxAutumn vines, Bordeaux
After the harvestAfter the harvestLucious berriesColours of autumn in BordeauxColours of autumn in BordeauxColours of autumn in Bordeaux
Nico at large, somewhere in BordeauxVineyards after the harvestThe chalky Médoc "terroir", and red rosesA peek inside the inner sanctum at Château MargauxThese Château Margaux vintages are pricelessAutumn colours around Château Margaux
Around Château MargauxPicnic in Bordeaux: a bottle of red wine, baguette, fromage, pate: voila!And now the moment we always anticipate: the tasting!Autumn vines in BordeauxChâteaux d'Yquem, producer of a Sauternes in a class of its ownChâteaux d'Yquem
Grapes invaded by "noble rot" - a key requirement for making Sauternes


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