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The Bordeaux Winetrail Itinerary

Day 7

The Médoc. Still in Bordeaux, Just a Little Bit Lower.

Posh barrels at Château Lynch Bages in Pauillac, Bordeaux, © Patrick Hudgell, 2012.Today we 'descend' from the Haut Médoc (literally the High Medoc) to the Médoc, a drop of almost 10 metres!

The landscape changes. Centuries ago Dutch engineers built causeways between the gravel areas of the Médoc and drained the land in between to reclaim the land that we cycle through today, and the gravel deposits are where the vineyards are.

Leaving behind the well-known estates of the Haut Médoc we have the chance to visit fascinating estates today.

At Le Tour de By they still use huge wooden vats that are almost never seen these days, and at Château Loudenne we can see how a superbly organised commercial vineyard works. Our final resting place tonight is a return to Pauillac.

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