Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadet
Entre-Deux-Mers AOC, Bordeaux, France
Fifth-generation winemaker Stéphane Dupuch took over his family’s vineyard in 1997 and started adopting organic practices. Grapes are harvested and then fermented in concrete vats, leading to grapefruit and gooseberry. Mouthwatering on the palate, balanced and beautiful texture. An enticing Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc/Muscadet blend.
Organic methods and Vegan certified.
Château Sainte-Marie goes back several centuries 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-MEers. 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 Chateau 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: