Saturday, January 28, 2012

Bordeaux Notes: Entre-Deux-Mers

Entre-Deaux-Mers, the land between the seas or between the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers, is known for producing inexpensive wines meant for early consumption. There are nine ACs within the sub-region producing a variety of wine styles. Most red wines from the region fall under the Bordeaux or Bordeaux Superieur AC designation except for the red wines of Saint-Foy-Bordeaux. Entre-Deaux-Mers AC is for dry white wines that are typically Sauvignon Blanc based but may also use Semillion or Muscadelle.

Chateau Bonnet Entre-Deaux-Mers 2010   $14
Clear, pale lemon color with a watery rim. Clean, medium intense youthful aromas of bell pepper, grape fruit and a bit of a floral note. Dry, medium+ acidity, medium- body, alcohol and length. Diluted flavors mirrored the aromas.

Across the Garonne River from the sweet wine regions of Graves lie the sweet wine making communes of the Entre-Deaux-Mers. The two areas share a similar macro climate.

Related posts:
Bordeaux Notes-Regional Appellations
Bordeaux Notes-Tasting the Left Bank
Notes from a Bordeaux Wine Tasting