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Program

Regular price : 690 euros (all included)
Student price : 449 euros (all included)


1st day

The origin of the classifications

  • The effect of the vintage
  • The role of soils
  • The classifications and their role in wine prices
  • Second labels and Classified Growths
  • The 1855 Classification
  • The Classifications of Sauternes and the Graves
  • The rise of the Pessac-Léognan appellation


Lunch in Pessac-Léognan

Visit and tasting:

  • Classified growth vineyard in the Graves
  • Classified growth vineyard in Sauternes



2nd day

The classifications of the Médoc

  • The Classified Growths of the Médoc
  • The importance of the Cru Bourgeois wines
  • The meaning of Cru Artisans and Cru Bourgeois


Lunch in the Médoc area

Visit and tasting:

  • Classified growth vineyard in the Médoc



3rd day

The classification of Saint-Emilion

  • Focus on the vineyards of Saint-Emilion and its satellites
  • The 1954 Classification of Saint-Emilion and its subsequent reclassifications
  • Understand why the vineyards of Pomerol were never classified


Lunch in Saint-Emilion area

Visit and tasting:

  • Classified growth vineyard of Saint-Emilion


Every workshop is illustrated by tastings of wines selected from the various Bordeaux AOC appellations. Each participant will receive a certificate at the end of the course.

Grands Crus level

Discovering the « Grands Crus » of Bordeaux

Objectives:

Three days of traveling through the vineyards of Bordeaux to discover four prestigious vineyard areas: the Médoc, Sauternes, Graves and Saint-Emilion.

Perfect your knowledge of the classified growths of Bordeaux, discover the origins of the classifications and appellations. Visit classed growth properties, taste their wines 
and you will understand why they are the elite of Bordeaux wine.

From the XVIth century, when the Médoc was only marshland, to the birth of the Pessac-Léognan appellation in 1987, you will learn the history of this exceptional wine region.


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