We had a relaxing morning at our home, though we did walk to the local village to pick up a baguette for our lunch. In the late afternoon we drove on some nice backroads to the city of Libourne. On our way we stopped at a small local winery to taste its wines. We were not that impressed. From there we headed to a "house of wines" near St. Emilion where we had a tour and tasting. It is a huge cooperative with 150 producers from the area. Their annual output is 4,800,000 bottles It was a good tour and the tasting was okay. I think I am realizing I am not a big Bordeaux fan! The dominant grape variety in this area is Merlot, along with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Then it was off to Libourne where we loaded up on some groceries and then went out to a Vietnamese restaurant for dinner. It was a lovely spot with good food. Then we went back to St. Emilion to stroll the lovely narrow streets at dusk. Very pretty picturesque town, and even more so as the sun goes down.
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