During my crazy wine Bordeaux wanderings I had the chance to test an incredible experience in the heart of the Pessac-Léognan AOC.
I propose in this post make you want to spend a Sunday morning not like the others!
For starters, I give you 11: 00 at the Château Smith top Lafite for a breathtaking tour between Underground cellars, cooperage and vines.
A little history:
This castle has been a few centuries behind him! It’s in 1365, the noble family of Bosq Verrier chooses this land for the cultivation of the vine. His name, he owes it to his redemption in the eighteenth century by the Scots George Smith.
Today, and since 1990, the area belongs to Florence and Daniel Cathiard. Fell in love with this area, they put all their heart to perpetuate the values of this exceptional terroir.
In terms of wine tourism, everything is thought out and well thought! But I let you discover for yourself even…
Warning SPOILER (if you want to keep it a surprise this video!):
The “small” detail “WOW” is the tasting room which I let you discover with this little video:
After 1 h – 1 h 30 visit and tasting, you head for the new Bar for wine of this exceptional site, what are the Sources of Caudalie, red. You will be offered great quality with fresh brunch! Sugar, salt, good and especially of home-made!
The must? Bring your swimsuit with you! After brunch you will have access to the indoor pool of the Caudalie Sources!
If you are interested in the benefits of the Spa: it’s here!
Brunch pool side:
Price per person: €95.00
(This offer includes access to the indoor swimming pool and the fitness of the Sources de Caudalie, followed to a delicious brunch, with food and wine, served at the bar to RED wine. Offer valid from October to April).
Tour and tasting:
€15,00 per person: includes the crossing of the winery of white and red, of the cuvier of cooperage and ends with a tasting of the 1st and 2nd wine of the Castle.
€35,00 per person: as a couple or with friends, this private visit will open “the gates of paradise”! The 2 first wine tasting of the Castle, visit the private cave owners. (the famous video!)
Reservation: + 33 (0) 5 57 83 11 22
Address: Château Smith top Lafitte – 33650 Martillac, France Bordeaux
More details and photo on the visit on the God Bless Bacchus blog: http://godblessbacchus.blogspot.fr/2015/07/un-peu-de-bon-temps-smith-haut-lafitte.html
The wellness corner!
Once is not custom, I’ll do my “blogger-mode”!
Caudalie products are designed on basis of Grapeseed. These, not used in the design of the wine have, in principle, large beneficial properties!
I propose below products that I personally use and appreciate!
Cleansing care oil: pressure on your hands and rub your eyes and face! It’s pretty amazing, even the most resistant mascaras fade! €14.80
Micellar water: it allows to clean the skin after cleansing oil. €13.30
Divine oil: I’m a fan! It smells wonderful and makes the soft skin! (to be used on the face, body and hair and especially for a massage of your lover!) €23,70
The shower gel The vines (purple): leaves a soft and delicate scent on the skin! A real treat in the morning in the shower! €6,50
You can purchase the products directly from the Spa Les Sources de Caudalie. If you live in Bordeaux, the place Camille Jullian pharmacy offers you 20% discount from 2 Caudalie products purchased! Otherwise there are the Caudalie products website! : http://fr.caudalie.com