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Entre-deux-Mers

The name "Between two seas" of the 23,000 hectare area in the southeast of the region Bordeaux derives from the location between the two rivers (not actually oceans) Garonne and Dordogne from. The Entre-deux-Mers appellation itself is only around 2,400 hectares in size. Only dry white wines are permitted, for which the mainly clay and gravelly soil is ideal. They are made of varieties Sauvignon Blanc. Sémillon. Muscadelle (70%), Merlot Blanc (max. 30%), as well Colombard. Mauzac Blanc and Ugni Blanc Trebbiano Toscano (max. 10%) pressed. The southern municipalities of Arbis, Cantois, Escoussans, Cornac, Ladaux, Mourens, Saint-Pierre-de-Bat, Soulignac and Targon have the right to use the Entre-deux-Mers Haut-Benauge appellation. With more than 4 g / l of residual sugar, the wines can be marketed as Bordeaux Haut-Benauge . However, both terms are rarely used. The red wines are mainly from the varieties Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blended and make up 75% of production. They are marketed under the names Bordeaux or Bordeaux Supérieur .

Well-known producers are Chateau Bonnet (Lurton Empire), Château de Camarsac, Château La Courtiade Peyvergès, Château de L'Hoste - Blanc, Château Landereau, Château Launay, Château Moulin-de-Launay, Château Ninon, Château Paradis Casseuil, Château Queyret-Pouillac, Château Rauzan-Despagne, Château Sainte-Marie, Château Thieuley, Château Tour-de-Mirambeau, Château Toutigeac and Domaine de Lisennes.

In the large area between the two rivers Garonne and Dordogne there are also appellations Cadillac - Cotes de Bordeaux. Cotes de Bordeaux Saint-Macaire. Graves de Vayres. Loupiac. Premières Cotes de Bordeaux. Sainte-Croix-du-Mont and Sainte-Foy-Bordeaux,

Map of Bordeaux - Appellations
By Domenico-de-ga from Wikipedia , CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link
Changes by Norbert Tischelmayer 2017

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