Friday, December 16, 2011

{Wine Label} Château Laroque, Saint Emilion

Château Laroque is a beautiful estate located in the Saint Emilion region of France, near Bordeaux. It is also the largest vineyard in Saint Emilion. The castle dates back to the 12th century, from which you can still see the tower (on the right side of the 17th-century rebuilt castle):

The castle was purchased by the Beaumartin family in 1935, and it now boasts 61 hectares (that equals about 150 acres~ 87% Merlot, 11% Cabernet franc, 2% Cabernet sauvignon)), after years of disuse.  Now, who wouldn't want to have a "driveway" that looks like this:

If you are ever so lucky as to be traveling through the Bordeaux region, why not schedule (only by appointment) a tour of this beautiful estate and bring back a bottle or two of their fine wine? (And don't forget to save that gorgeous label!!!)

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