Bordeaux - Martillac & Medoc

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Grape vines and a chateau on the way to Martillac Wine tasting at Château Latour-Martillac The barrel warehouse Aging the wine in barrels Linda looks out the window of our bus Cantenac Grapes growing on vines in very rocky soil Château Palmer Chateau Marojallia Margaux city hall A vine covered building A charity walk amongst the vineyards Château Branaire Ducru Grand Vin de St. Julien, Medoc The water tower looks like an alien space ship The road winds through the vineyards Château Pichon-Longueville We see Château Gruaud Larose where will will stop for wine tasting The Chateau's vines are loaded with grapes Swanky tasting room and observation tower Linda at the Château Gruaud Larose We go to the observation tower A view of the Chateau from the tower That black box automatically prevents hail storms by shooting into the sky The nearby town of Beychevelle All of these vineyards belong to the Chateau More of the Chateau's vineyards A wine press inside the production buildings Destemmer Pipes go to wood (bois) or concrete (ciment) tanks It's all controlled by computer Wood tanks Pete Concrete tanks Inside a concrete tank Stainless steel tanks The barrel room is half empty waiting for the upcoming harvest French oak barrel Eloise and Pete tasting the wine Eloise, Pete, and June Linda seems surprised Look how rocky the soil is Tasting notes The wine is a bit pricey Large format bottles Church of Saint-Michel at Château Margaux Driveway to the Château Margaux, top rated in Bordeaux The gated Château Margaux Private property Newly planted vines in the chateau's vineyards A sports car pulls into the drive of the Château Margaux Expensive grapes The Chateau has a field of flowers The wines that Pete bought at the Château Gruaud Larose