Eat and drink local: Château d’Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux region, France

The formal gardens of the Château at Château d’Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux region, France

The formal gardens of the Château at Château d’Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux region, France

 

We had an excellent mid-day tour of the grounds and winery operations at Château d’Yquem followed by a wine cocktail and hors d’oeuvres on the grassy terrace adjacent to the Château, overlooking the vineyards.  [See our previous blog post.]

 

The “yellow” reception room in the Château at Château d’Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux region, France

The “yellow” reception room in the Château at Château d’Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux region, France

 

A wood-paneled room in the Château at Château d’Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux region, France

A wood-paneled room in the Château at Château d’Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux region, France

 

A room with a large, tapestry-style painting in the Château at Château d’Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux region, France

A room with a large, tapestry-style painting in the Château at Château d’Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux region, France

 

Our luncheon appetizer was Tartare de Maigre (thin fish) et Ciboulette (chives) et Citron Vert (lime), accompanied by Y 2014 (a dry Semillon wine produced by Château d’Yquem) at Château d’Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

Our luncheon appetizer was Tartare de Maigre (thin fish) et Ciboulette (chives) et Citron Vert (lime), accompanied by Y 2014 (a dry Semillon wine produced by Château d’Yquem) at Château d’Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

 

Our small group luncheon was in the Château’s main dining room, accompanied by wines from the estate.  We also had the opportunity to tour some of the Château’s rooms.  This was an incredible experience – dining in an historic Premier Grand Cru Classé Bordeaux estate with an excellent meal accompanied by the finest Sauternes made on earth.  Completely memorable and enforcing of the estate’s marketing slogan: “nobility that has stood the test of time”.  It is no exaggeration!

 

Our luncheon main course was Cote de Veau avec Pommes de Terre de Noirmoutier, Asperges vertes, Jus as Sauternes, accompanied by Château d’Yquem 2013 at Château d’Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux region, France

Our luncheon main course was Cote de Veau avec Pommes de Terre de Noirmoutier, Asperges vertes, Jus as Sauternes, accompanied by Château d’Yquem 2013 at Château d’Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux region, France

 

Following the main course we had Fromage Affines, accompanied by an exquisite Château d’Yquem 2005 at Château d’Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux region, France

Following the main course we had Fromage Affines, accompanied by an exquisite Château d’Yquem 2005 at Château d’Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux region, France

 

An exquisite Château d’Yquem 2005 accompanied our cheese course and dessert our luncheon at Château d’Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux region, France

An exquisite Château d’Yquem 2005 accompanied our cheese course and dessert at our luncheon at Château d’Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux region, France

 

Our luncheon dessert was Framboise fraiches, crème fermniere vanillee avec Brioche caramelisee, accompanied by an exquisite Château d’Yquem 2005 at Château d’Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux region, France

Our luncheon dessert was Framboise fraiches, crème fermniere vanillee avec Brioche caramelisee, accompanied by an exquisite Château d’Yquem 2005 at Château d’Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux region, France

 

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