Just before you enter Pauillac, you will enter the universe of the Cazes family which is based upon the prestigious winemaker Château Lynch-Bages. Jean-Michel Cazes and his family turned his childhood village into the Village de Bages neighbouring both the Château Lynch-Bages and the Château Cordeillan-Bages. One of the top wines of the world is made on the premises, but in addition you can have a complete wine and food experience of everything, from a cookery school to the possibilities of making your own Bordeaux wine. Of course, you will find a gourmet restaurant as well. Simply make a reservation at the Château Cordeillan-Bages and you are ready for a culinary ride which pays a serious attention to the perfect wine pairings as well.
Château Cordeillan-Bages has its own small vineyard just outside the restaurant and hotel in addition to Château Lynch-Bages’ fine wine just a couple of minutes drive away. Head Chef Jean-Luc Rocha always has suitable wine pairings in mind when he creates his innovative and perfectly balanced cuisine. Head Sommelier & Restaurant Manager Nicolas Geoffroy knows all worth knowing about Bordeaux wines and in addition to the obvious top wines from the region he is also a master of finding and paying attention to the small wine makers of the region which you probably never have heard of. Jean-Luc Rocha and Nicolas Geoffroy’s collaboration results in some of the best food and wine pairings available anywhere.
Indulge yourself and let the team at Château Cordeillan-Bages take care of you. Start up with a glass of wine, or share a bottle, on the beautiful terrace overlooking the small vineyard of the property before you enter the main dining room. Jean-Luc Rocha received his tricolor collar and the Meilleur Ouvrier de France a few years back so you will have a chef at the top of his game, but do not just expect the ordinary French cuisine. No, you will have several surprises of which many have several international influences during the parade of dishes coming your way. The regional produce is almost always presented, so even if you will find inspirations from both Australia and Japan on your plate, you will dine on the best local ingredients.
Let Nicolas Geoffroy take care of your wine order or make sure to order in local wines from the region, because no one can argue against the fact that you will have some of the absolutely best wines in the world. Chef Jean-Luc Rocha’s cuisine is made for the wines of Bordeaux and the marriage can not be better.
Written by Andy