Available in wine cellars in the region and in supermarkets. Enjoy a tasting at CIVB wine bar in Bordeaux
Entre-Deux-Mers is a vast triangle situated between the Garonne and the Dordogne. Its relatively rugged landscape is made up of plateaux and hillsides, separated by little valleys. Entre-Deux-Mers A.O.C produces a dry white wine. It has a lovely pale yellow appearance with green highlights and a frank clarity. Entre-Deux-Mers, geographically encompasses other red and white, sweet and semi-sweet appellations and in addition, produces a significant volume of Bordeaux, Bordeaux Supérieur red and white wine.
30 minutes from Bordeaux, in a sweet wine region, situated on the right banks of the Garonne, Loupiac overlooks the river with mounting clay-limestone slopes, basked in sunshine. Constantly looking for ways to enhance the quality of their wines, members of the Syndicat Viticole de Loupiac employ innovative agricultural techniques, while still respecting the savoir-faire passed down through the generations.
Loupiac has a sweetness that makes it an ideal choice to serve as an afternoon aperitif with friends and a fruity character that lends itself to enjoy throughout a meal. This wine delivers citrus, honey and acacia aromas, ideal to pair with flavoursome dishes such as strong cheeses and foie gras. With a sweet length coupled with a tangy edge right up to tasting, this wine will perfectly enhance any poultry, white meat or delicate fish dishes served with sauce.
This is both a lively yet delicate wine that doesn’t shy away from more adventurous culinary pairings as proven when coupled with French, Asian, British and exotic cuisine… Best served well chilled but not iced, at around 4 to 5°C.
Located about forty kilometres south of Bordeaux, facing the Sauternes area, the Sainte-Croix-du-Mont A.O.C covers 450 hectares on the terrain of the municipality of the same name. Benefiting from exceptional terroir situated on a clay-limestone plateau overlooking the Garonne, Saint-Croix-du-Mont sweet wines are extremely aromatic with an ageing potential of several decades.
To find the Graves de Vayres, you have to leave the busy main roads between Bordeaux and Libourne and head cross country on smaller lanes for several kilometres. The appellation is located on the left bank of the Dordogne and forms an enclave of gravelly terrain in a relatively small area in the centre of the Bordeaux wine growing area. It stretches across the commune of Vayres which lends its name to the appellation, and then up to the top of the commune of Arveyres. Bordering the river, the appellation benefits from the moderating effects of the water’s mass as well as a special micro-climate due to the steeper relief of the opposite bank and nearby Fronsac’s mound. Thanks to this exceptional location, Graves de Vayres wines come from a diverse grape variety bestowing them with a wonderful charm and complexity.
Dry white wines are mainly produced from Sémillon and Sauvignon grape varieties. They have a particularly lively character carried by Sauvignon.
Red wines are produced from a blend of Merlot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Côte grape varieties. Like the Libourne appellations, the blend is predominantly Merlot Noir, giving the wine a round and velvety smooth character with often highly aromatic red berry fruit notes. Elegant wines to be enjoyed in their youth, with a fruity character. However, they have a good capacity to improve through ageing over a 5 to 10 year period.
The Bordeaux-Haut-Benauge A.O.C is located in the centre of Entre-Deux-Mers, between the Garonne and Dordogne. The appellation extends over a hundred hectares of boulbenes, fine silty soils, exceptionally good for growing white grape varieties to produce powerful, lively and balanced semi-sweet wines.
Situated on the border of the Dordogne the Sainte-Foy-Bordeaux A.O.C benefits from deep valleys carved by erosion and sandy soils. It covers approximately 280 hectares and produces mainly full-bodied and robust red wines which store well.