During Prinsendam’s recent call to beautiful Bordeaux, France, a group of our dining room and beverage teams were able to take part in an educational winery tour of Château La Louvière. During the two hour visit, that included lectures and tastings, our staff were able to experience and find understanding on how wine is produced from the vine to the bottle. Everyone took a real interest in the process. An experience, no doubt, they will be confidently sharing with our guests for many months to come. Enjoy these photos taken during the tour.
The crew at Château La Louvière located in Pessac-Léognan. Pessac-Leognan is a prestigious appellation for wines produced in a particular area of the Bordeaux region of south-western France. A relatively new appellation, it was carved out of the Graves sub-region in 1987 – recognized in its own right on the merits of its high-quality red and white wines.
The authorized grape varieties for Pessac-Léognan reds are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carmenère. For whites: Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Gris, and Muscadelle. To ensure the quality of the grapes, the plantation density is limited to 6,500 vines per hectare.
Odir Rodriguez A. is Prinsendam’s human resources manager.