Saint-Émillion

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Evet, nerde kalmistik ? Hah hala Bordeaux’dayiz, muhtemelen Fransa’nin sarap uretimi yapan onlarca sehirinin en iyisinde, ve siz oturmus karar kara yaklasik olarak bolgenin 1500 küsür sarap bagi arasindan hangisinin en kesfedilmeye ve tadilmaya deger olduguna karar vermeye calisiyorsunuz. Iste size iyi egitilmis sarap garsonunu bile afallatacak bir soru ; bu bas dondurucu uzum suyunun etkisine biraz daha fazla girmek icin nereden baslayacagiz ? Eger arabaniz varsa hemen GPS inizin rotasini Saint-Émillion’a ayarlayin veya arabaniz yoksa da hic sorun degil yaklasik yarim saatlik bir tren yolculugundan sonra kendinizi minicik bir tren istasyonunda inerken buluyorsunuz. Etrafimiz sarap baglariyla sarilmis hep o buyuk sehirler arasi tren yolculugu yaparken ismini bilmedigimiz birden bire iniverip hemen sokaklarina dalmak istediginiz kucuk koylerden birinin istasyonunda buluyoruz kendimizi.

Yes, where were we ? Ahh still in Bordeaux, probably the most famous of France’s many wine-producing regions and you set aside a day to explore the best that the area’s 1500 some odd wineries  and you are brooding about which one you gonna choose. Here there is the question even enough to flummox a trained sommelier; how do we make  our decision, where can one possibly begin ? So, at this point my blog has a suggestion for you; if you have a car set your GPS for the small hilltop town of Saint-Émillion. If not, which is something I prefer and did, around 30 min by train from Bordeaux you will arrive to a cute little train station. Surrounding by vineyards, I find myself one of that small village station that generally no one really takes attention and I always want to get off to be lost in its narrow streets while travelling between big cities. 

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Oglen yemeginiz icin en guzel adreslerden birisi L’envers Du Décor.
L’envers Du Décor is one of the most delicious address to rock your lunch.
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Gelelim isin en zevkli kismina; sarap tadimi! Bir cok sato secenegimiz olmasina ragmen biz tercihimizi yapisal farkliligi sebebiyle Château Villemaurine’ den yana kullandik. Bu guzel ortacag kasabasinin merkezine cok yakin insa edilmis olan sato sizlere beklenmedik surprizler sunuyor. Bir onceki Bordeaux postumda bahsettigim evlerde kullanilan taslarin cikarildigi cok eski bir ocak burasi. Tur rehberi esliginde yaklasik 40 dklik tarihi bir tura cikiyorsunuz. Bu turda kasabanin ve tas ocaginin gecimisini yaratici bir ortamda, isiklarla ve efektlerle deneyimleme sansi yakalayacaksiniz. Turunuzun sonunda da beklenen an geliyor; saraplarinizi tadima hazirsiniz !
Here is the most waited part of this trip; wine tasting! There are many chateau options in Saint-Émillion but we preferred Château Villemaurine because of its historical and architectural background. Located close to center of the medieval town Villemaurine has unexpected surprises for its visitors. It’s an old quarry used to built the houses in Bordeaux  as I mention before in my previous post. With the guided tour, which takes around 40 minutes, you will have the opportunity to visit network of quarries and learn the history of Saint-Émillion by watching the projection prepared by the chateau. At the end of this little adventure in the past here you are in the dream room to taste your fermented grape juices ! 
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Her ne kadar Saint-Émillion da makaron konusunda iddiali olsa da benim tercihim her zaman St Jean de Luz’un klasiklesen Maison Adamindan yana olacak.
Although Saint-Émillion is quite assertive about their macarons too, I’ll always prefer Maison Adam which becomes a classic in St Jean de Luz. 
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Woolrich parka / COS top / American Apparel jean / Buxiki ( a basque brand ) boots / Celine bag
Jimmy Fairly glasses
Pics by JB and me

8 thoughts on “Saint-Émillion

  1. Sarap tadımı icin bundan daha otantik bir yer hayal edemezdim:) Ne kadar guzel kareler bunlar yahu gercekten oranın ruhunu hissettim desem kesinlikle yalan olmaz.. Beni biliyosun yeter ki doga olsun, yesillik olsun. Hele de boyle en sevdigim renkte kazakla tarlalar arasında isen bu karelere dakikalarca bakabilirim. Fransa'nın guneybatısını cok merak ediyorum ve bu konuda sanırım St. Emillion mutlaka listemde olacak<3

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