If you want to live a unique experience, like those ones that we keep in mind, we encourage you to schedule a visit to the traditional Château Cormeil Figeac. There you will make your own wine.
Yes, that’s right! Monduvin was there in order to discover a little more, in practical terms, how the wine is produced in Saint-Émilion.
The experience takes place in a very neat shed, where you will be greeted by an experienced winemaker who tells you a little bit about the history of the Château and how the wines are produced there.
On a table set with four bowls, four bottles and a pipette, the alchemy will begin. Prepared? In the first three bottles samples of cuvée wines (some kind of new wine, still in the stainless-steel container), new barrel (fermented wine for less than one year – in the first use of the barrel) and 1-year barrel (second and last use of the barrel) respectively. The fourth bottle is reserved for the assemblage (final blend developed).
As the samples need some minutes of rest to reach the ideal temperature, I advise you to take this time for a tour at the plantation and to acquire more knowledge about the grapevines, grape types and the terroir in the company of the winemaker. What do you think?
Well, after the needed time, it’s time to go back to the ‘classroom’. At that moment, the wines are mixed in the amounts and types, in a search for the best flavour. Oh, do not forget to write down the correct proportions so you do not miss the recipe!
After many tests, mixes and experiences exchanged, your ideal wine will be reproduced, according to the recipe, completing the last bottle.
When it is already packed, we go to the final step. Handling old machinery, you will put the cork, stick the labels and seal the bottleneck just like a professional producer would do. After that, just introduce the bottle into a sort of heat/vacuum machine and voilà! The product is finished and ready to be tasted in the company of loved ones.
We highly recommend the experience!