Autumn; a wonderful time to visit Bordeaux

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With the harvest in the vats, the winemakers relieved and freer to receive visitors and most of the crowds gone it is an excellent time to visit Bordeaux and its vineyards. The autumn colours, the warm températures and the sunshine make it one of the most beautiful moments to visit. It is much easier to get into the most famous properties; This year (2013) the autumn colours continued until 20th November when we had our first frost. Within two days the leaves had shrivelled, gone brown and started to fall. The golden colours were gone. We were right through the season two weeks behind the ‘normal’ timing.

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Generally températures during the winter are around 8°C. A hat, gloves, boots, socks and a coat and we are set for visiting any vineyards. The cellars are not so cold, around 16°C and even warmer during the malolactic (up till December) when cellars are 22°C.

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