Happy days! GodzillaPin and the Ninja Turtle were joined on Friday by Sonic the Hedgehog, who flew all the way from Sydney to spend a few precious days with the duo. Since they’re in Bordeaux, there’s only one logical activity on the itinerary…
M. Quellien spent a good hour going into the details of the Bordeaux regions, and how the terroirs of the Left (sandy and stony) and the Right (calcium clay) banks of the river are different, hence influencing the profiles of the wine. The blend of varietals are also different; in Graves where they’re situated, the mix of Merlot and Cabernet Savignon tends to be about 50-50%, but they also do use Cabernet Franc and Malbec. On the right bank, it’s predominantly Merlot.
Château Lusseau produces both red and white wines, which was a surprise to the Ninja Turtle, since Bordeaux isn’t really known for their whites. They tasted one which was a mix of Semillon and Savignon Blanc, which was citrusy and carried hints of vanilla. She wished they had oysters at hand.
After a quick lunch break, it was off to the next stop:
It was a Sunday afternoon fabulously spent at both Château Lusseau and Château Siran, and they walked away with a good half a dozen bottles, pleasantly tipsy (not GodzillaPin though, he had to drive). More adventures to come!
P.S Like all our other posts, we have received no payments nor recompense in any form to write about our visits; we simply share what we truly enjoy, and believe our readers would be interested in reading.