Bordeaux - Saint-Émilion

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On our way to Saint-Émilion Stone walls line the driveway to Chateau Les Grandes Murailles The grapevine canopies are uniformly trimmed The rooftops in the town of Saint-Émilion The main square in Saint-Émilion Bell tower of the Saint-Emilion Monolithic Church Directions Colorful giraffes at a museum A beautiful old Porsche Cloister of the collegiate church The Collegiate Church started in 1110 A map of hundreds of vineyards in the Saint-Émilion area Local specialties, Macarons and Canelés desserts Big wine store Walkway to a hotel The cost of these Bordeaux wines are quite reasonable Narrow cobbled streets Monolithic Church carved out of solid rock Art for sale King's Tower A very steep cobbled walkway City Hall Convent An old stone building Entrance to one of the many wine caves Every size bottle The caves have steet names - Rue Louis Orizet The caves have the perfect temperature for aging the wine in barrels Old, old bottles The tunnels have been rebuilt several times Chateau La Rose Brisson and Moulin Galhaud wines This used to be the house of a Cardinal of the church Saint-Émilion countryside A piece of an old, destroyed church Signs to the nearby chateaus Vineyards in the hills We arrive at the Chateau de Pressac for some wine tasting The gate to the chateau The Chateau's own vineyards grow all around Our guide explains how they make the wine in concrete tanks Wine aging in barrels We taste a 2007 and a 2009 The grapes are still on the vines in mid-September We drink a bottle of the 2007 with dinner Macarons from Saint-Émilion Even the macaron box is interesting