Chateau Des Roques

The start of our road trip to Spain.
We took the ferry to calais and decided to drive on the toll roads, to save time and we believe fuel, as we can keep a steady speed of 68 mph.
The cost of tolls to drive across France is 100 euros more or less and a tank and 1/2 of diesel from London, we split the costs.
We took a detour to meet with my cousin, about an hours drive from the toll road and stayed the night.
The next day we had a tour and wine tasting.

Grapes waiting to be picked

Our lunch time meal

Chateau Des Roques

For dinner my cousin treated us out for a meal. 
We like our meat cooked Bleu – Done on a very hot grill for one minute on each side

Grape picker for collecting grapes from vines that are more than 5 years old or younger than 30 years 

Down to the cellar.
In 1837, as there was a disease that was effecting the vines so all the vineyards decided to dig up all the vines. This took 30 years.
To make a living, they dug the lime stone under the Chateaus, that was sold and used for building in Bordeaux. They then used the mine as a cellar. 

Modern vates 

Barrels made of French oak and cost 600 euros each and used for 4 years before sold to the Irish for the use for whiskey.

De Roques St Emilion wine


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