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Chateau Franc Pourret, Saint-Emilion – Bed and Breakfast

A wine Chateau B&B close to the wine village of Saint-Emilion (33 Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine)

Chateau Franc-Pourret

Set amongst the vineyards and just half a mile or so (20 minutes walk) from the centre of medieval Saint-Emilion, Chateau Franc Pourret offers traditionally decorated guest rooms with free Wi-Fi access. On request, you may enjoy wine-tasting and visits to the property’s organic vineyard.Free wifi

Each room features a garden view and includes a desk, a wardrobe and a TV. The private bathroom is fitted with a shower and includes free toiletries. Breakfast is served daily and can be enjoyed by the fireplace in the living room or in the garden in fair weather.

The Chateau is run by the Ouzoulias family and here the wines are red – a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc and can age well.

Saint-Emilion is the oldest wine producing- area of the Bordeaux region, and has been recognised by UNESCO as a world heritage site:

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Ch Franc-Pourret bottle“Viticulture was introduced to this fertile region of Aquitaine by the Romans, and intensified in the Middle Ages. The Saint-Emilion area benefited from its location on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela and many churches, monasteries and hospices were built there from the 11th century onwards. It was granted the special status of a ‘jurisdiction’ during the period of English rule in the 12th century. It is an exceptional landscape devoted entirely to wine-growing, with many fine historic monuments in its towns and villages.”

Saint Emilion wines are considered to be amongst the best of Bordeaux. They can be generous, deeply-coloured, and age faster than other red Bordeaux.

The classification in St-Emilion is complex. including various “crus” e.g.  St.-Emilion-Grand-Cru and St.-Emilion-Grand-Cru-Classé (the top).