For wine lovers visiting the region, Sauterne and Grave Bordeaux Wine Tour is definitely a must with Deluxe France drivers/guides.
The Graves and Sauternes area is also known for its microclimate which is perfect for grape growing. The red wines are made from Merlot, Cabernet, Malbec and Petit Verdot grapes which gives the classic, ruby red colour to the wines. The dry white wines are made from Semillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle grapes. Pessac-Léognan produces beautiful red and white wines; all the Grand Cru Classé wines from Graves are concentrated here. The whites are world-wide class here! From a historical point of view, this is where the first vines were planted in Bordeaux some 2000 years ago, so a tour here could unveil chateaux dating back to the 12th century …To the south of Graves, Sauternes is located on a gently rolling terrain, with the Citron stream running through it. The combination of the morning mists from the stream and the autumn sun contribute to the appearance of the ‘noble rot’ used to make the world renowned sweet white wines. But they're not all about sugar. The art of making Sauternes wines is to bring out a wide array of flavors with a refreshing level of acidity.