Nick was in Bordeaux recently for the 2007 tastings and I am hoping to go out there with him later in the year. Last year we managed to snatch a few days there for Nick to be received in to the Jurade of Saint Emilion as a pru d’homme (Counsellor). The Jurade is an ancient brotherhood of wine and if you’d like to know more check out Nick’s Blog: The Jurade of Saint Emilion.
We stayed at the Château Sénailhac in the Gironde which is owned by the Grands Vins de Gironde (www.gvg.fr). It’s a lovely country house dating back to 1845 and is 10km east of Bordeaux. It is surrounded by vineyards planted out on the slopes overlooking the estate’s four buildings which are grouped round a central courtyard overlooked by a large dovecote. The 103 hectare plot has 55 hectares of vines. The wine the Château produces is a classic round, well-balanced Bordeaux Supérieur. It is a gorgeous deep red and has a rich, spicy bouquet.
It's a beautiful place to visit so I thought it would be fun to post about it this week as people are starting to think about booking their summer holidays! If you'd like to know more about Saint Emilion check out Nick's Blog: Saint Emilion – Mushrooms, Troglodytes and Great Wine!