At Château Les Chaumes, oenologist Anne Parmentier welcomes
you to an introduction to wine-tasting and helps you develop a better understanding of how wines balance and their development in the bottle.
The Atelier de Tonnellerie (the cooper’s workshop) presents the stages in the production of a barrel, illustrated with a collection of old tools and an explanatory film. You will also learn to appreciate the influence of the barrel on how wine ages.
From April to September, Anne Parmentier offers:
1. Without reservation, from Monday to Sunday, inclusive, visits to the wine storehouses and the Atelier de Tonnellerie, with tastings of the most recently bottled vintage.
2. The first Sunday of every month: visits, tastings, picnics.
Bring your own picnic with family or friends and relax in the shade of the trees, before or after a tasting session.
Open daily (including weekends and bank holidays), 1 April to 30 September, 10 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 7 pm. Outside those dates, by appointment only: phone +33 (0)6 27 84 18 06.
Tasting tour From 3 € to 25 €
Tour of the property and the cooperage workshop: exhibition of ancient tools, tasting of one wine (€3) or two (€5), tasting price waived with purchase of wine. Free for children under 18. Themed tastings, picnics and dinner dances available by reservation; in all cases bread and cheese are included, along with a free glass of wine. - Intro to wine tasting: €6 - Vertical tasting of three vintages: €8 - Effects of tannins in red wines: €8 - Barrel tasting: Merlot or Malbec, new barrel and 1 year old barrel (10 participants max): €10 - Tour and tasting with picnic included: €16 per adult, €8 per child (reservations required 48 hours in advance) - Tour, tasting with nibbles, and dinner dance: €25
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