Chateau de Mirambeau
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Travel Blogs from Mirambeau
... of the porous nature of the oak barrels (they call this "the angels' share") which equates to about 20 million bottles per year! The walls and ceilings of the cellars are covered with a tiny black fungus which thrives on the evaporated cognac.
The site we stayed at was a 4th generation family-based vigneron and producer of eau-de-vie (the precursor to cognac) which they sell to both Hennessy and Remy-Martin, and they ...
... ended up absolutely covered in sand. We left the beach to have our picnic lunch, not wanting sand in our filled baguette sandwiches and found an overhead adventure playground with tables beneath to eat at. It was one of those action playgrounds up in the trees with flying foxes and balancing lines. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, it had not yet opened for the summer season. We think the official opening date for everything is 15 June, so we are a week early. Back onto ...
... not want to travel the next 300 kms on a space saver tyre! So after much talking with Europcar roadside assistance...in broken English/French they sent us to Brive et Guillard. Of course we arrive at 12 o'clock...and everything is closed for lunch. Luckily the second place we went to was able to help us out. We had to buy two new tyres because of some rule about tyres having to match. So another claim to be made on the travel insurance when we get back! After Speedy ...
... exclusive and consequently expensive wines in the world. I was quite underwhelmed by them! We did find some magnificent chateaux though so I was a happy lad. Unfortunately we didn't get to do any tasting here as you have to book in advance and pay quite a bit to taste wines that are far from being top shelf; in my humble opinion. The wines have been nice so far. Very similar to our with most being blends; Medoc are primarily Merlot and cab ...
... However we are planning on moving on tomorrow to find a better place. The shame of it is that the little lake is lovely and there are boats and a swimming area and it would have been great to spend the day chilling here but the rain has come back so we will be moving on. We did have a very nice 30 mins playing in the lake after we put our tent up which has almost made it worth all our expectations being let down so its not all ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
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