This practical and comprehensive guide features 38 wine châteaux in the Grands Crus Classés classification, producing the finest red and white wines in Bordeaux. The classification, created in 1855 to award official recognition to the most exceptional wines of the Médoc and Sauternes, remains today the ultimate reference and a universal standard in the wine world.
Visiting each château in turn, the guide takes you into the heart of the renowned Bordeaux winegrowing region. Discover the world’s finest wines and their heritage from an original perspective: from marvelling at the architecture of magnificent châteaux to strolling through estates steeped in history, and exploring legendary wine cellars and traditional chartreuses, indulging in regional cuisine and visiting must-see museums. Includes historical background on the region, as well as key addresses, maps and much more.
Bordeaux 1855: A Guide to the Grands Crus Classés: Médoc & Sauternes
Foreword by Stéphane Bern
From France Today magazine
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