Frederic's love of the Bordeaux growing areas and Chateaus, its heritage, and his personal experience as a vintner with associated friendships with the owners made this tour magical. Even in the cold, wet weather of February, he made each stop a special event and his lovely van was spacious, spotless and comfortable. The Chateau d'Issan, in the Margaux region was awarded Grand Cru Classes in 1855 and remains a grand dam of wineries. Clarisse was amazing with her explanation of the wine making process and Frederic assisted with excellent explanations from his personal experiences. The Chateau Cadet Bon in St. Emlion was also Grand Cru Class and Antoine provided a great experience.
Frederic chose St. Emilion for our lunch stop. The city is prehistoric in its history and is a World Heritage site. Our lunch was typical local fair, our choice, at Chai Pascal, and one of the best of our trip. Frederic shared a wealth of knowledge about wines, grapes, regions,Grand Cru Classes and the AOC Wine Regulation System over lunch. He topped off our trip with a tour of St. Emilion. We only regret that we did not have more time to spend with him. Thank you, Frederic, for our lovely day with you.
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