Saint-Emilion by bike

Saint-Emilion à vélo

Today we took our visitors for a bike ride around Saint Emilion, stopping off at along the way to visit the area. As usual, we weren’t in a hurry to get around, taking our time cycle along, and often getting off our bikes to push them up the little hills!

Route des vins de Saint-Emilion à vélo

A proud bearer of UNESCO’s title ‘World Heritage Site’, Saint Emilion is a tiny medieval city with around 2000 inhabitants, settled on a limestone plateau. The town boasts impressive monuments including a monastery, a monolithic church and the archbishop’s palace – all surrounded by magnificent wine-producing sites!

All around the town, the vine plots are fenced off by low, limestone walls. It’s so beautiful that we have to keep stopping to admire the view!

bordeaux à vélo

The village bears the designation of AOC Saint-Emilion and Saint Emilion grand cru for its production of red wines. 60% of the grapevines are Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and just 10% is Cabernet Sauvignon.

As for the wine storehouses, you can find pretty much every style! Some are very traditional, while others quite modern – but whether the vats are made from stainless steel, wood, or even cement…the wines are always excellent!

visite et dégustation à Saint-Emilion

So, after our first day spent in Pessac-Léognan, and our second here in Saint Emilion…tomorrow we’ll be heading off to the Médoc to enjoy some Cabernet Sauvignon! Eventually we’ll have discovered all of Bordeaux’s vineyards by bike – each with their little differences, but also with one thing in common – fantastic wines

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