Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadet
Entre-Deux-Mers AOC, Bordeaux, France
This enticing Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc/Muscadet blend is a wonderfully balanced and beautiful textured wine with mouthwatering flavours of grapefruit and gooseberry. The grapes ferment in concrete vats.
It is made by 5th generation winemaker Stéphane Dupuch who took over his family's vineyard in 1997 and started adopting organic practices. Each harvest is done by hand, with every parcel given its own name.
- Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadet
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Château Sainte-Marie goes back several centuries to when
the owner supplied the Abbaye de la Sauve Majeure (one of
the most ancient abbeys in France, located just 4 km from
the Château). Today, 5th generation winemaker Stéphane
Dupuch, whose family has run the winery since 1956,
manages the estate with passion, determination, and
respect for terroir.
Set right in the heart of Bordeaux this magnificent estate is
in the geographically desirable position of Entre-Deux-Mers.
Entre-Deux-Mers (“between two tides”) is the area between
the two major rivers of Bordeaux (Garonne and Dordogne).
The ideally oriented plots stretch over two very sunny
hilltops which are among the highest points in the Gironde.
Old vines with low yields, including a one-hundred-year-old
parcel of semillon, guarantee top-quality production.
The distinctive inherent quality of Château Sainte-Marie
wines results from the wide diversity of soils in which their
vines are cultivated and the Dupuch organic approach to
winemaking. In industrial production, many things can be
done to speed up and regularise the process, but at
Château Sainte-Marie, they believe the most important
virtue is patience.
"A classy white Bordeaux"
"A delicious modern style of Bordeaux with lightly creamy cassis fruits and a smooth easy finish."
The abundant variety of terroirs provides scope for selection that is worthy of very great wines. Our quest to enhance this variety led us to search beyond the geographical boundaries of the estate for satellite plots several kilometres apart. Thanks to thorough geological characterisation of candidate plots, we have succeeded in combining plots with complementary soil types: