AT CHÂTEAU CHAMPION, VÉRONIQUE BOURRIGAUD EVEN INVITES YOU TO HER TABLE!
From 1st to 3rd May 2015, the châteaux of Saint-Emilion, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Lussac Saint-Emilion and Puisseguin Saint-Emilion appellations open their doors wide for you.
PUSH OPEN THE DOORS OF CHÂTEAU CHAMPION
“Conviviality, simplicity, exchange”, these are the words Veronica Bourrigaud uses to describe the “Saint-Emilion Portes Ouvertes“. It must be said that this passionate tourism and wine enthusiast also likes to host at her estate, it is a family value and tradition. “My in-laws were already into wine tourism and my grandfather had hosting skills”. On the family farm, the trained guide has kept this habit, while her husband focuses on the business of the vine and wine. Her husband thus represents the 8th generation of the family of winemakers. For visitors, these open days are an opportunity to share a true story and a family tradition.
SHARE A WINEMAKER’S MEAL
“During the Saint-Emilion Portes Ouvertes, you meet people from all over”, says Véronique Bourrigaud. From 1st to 3rd May, visitors can take part in a winemaker’s meal (20 € upon reservation). “The lunch will be served in the beautiful harvesters hall, which dates back to the 18th century. As per the tradition, the winemakers have lunch at the table and talk while tasting the wines”, she explains. For lunch, enjoy a buffet of starters, a main course, a cheese platter, a buffet of desserts, coffee and a tasting of the wines of the estate. At Château Champion, you can also meet a foie gras producer from Gers (the Descoubet Farm) or explore the exhibition of unusual photos and photos of the region by Jacques Houot in the cellars.
DISCOVER THE 2014 VINTAGE (AND THE OTHERS)
In addition to these moments of sharing, Saint-Emilion Portes Ouvertes are also an opportunity for wine enthusiasts to taste the ‘primeur’. You will have the privilege to discover and taste the 2014 vintage straight from the barrel, “It’s always an interesting exercise to try a current vintage during its development”. Apart from the 2014 vintage, you can also discover older wines.
Château Champion, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, is located on a clay and limestone soil. These wines, mainly made of Merlot, are therefore a little more structured compared to those of Château Vieux Grand Faurie, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, the family’s second château. The sandy-gravelly soil produces fine and elegant wines.
Véronique BOURRIGAUD, owner of Château Champion
Tél. : 05 57 74 43 98