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Château Sainte-Marie, 2019 Entre Deux Mers, Vieilles Vignes, Screw Caps



Vintage

2019

Region

FranceBordeaux

Appellation

Entre Deux Mers, Vieilles Vignes

Varietal

Semillon, Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc

Farming

Sustainable farming, Organic transition

Vinification

Skin contact, Indigenous yeast fermented, Stainless Steel Vat Fermented & Aged

Soil Type

Chalky Limestone, Clay

75% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Sémillon, 5% Muscadelle

A perennial favorite, this wine is a serious overachiever in the region that has historically been dominated by over-cropped vineyards, huge yields and chemical viticulture. No pesticides or herbicides are used here and vineyard density is 2-3 times the norm. Plowing of the soils is a given and the results are evident in the wine. Layers of minerals, sappy texture and crisp acidity follow a nose that leans towards sauvignon without being vegetal. Skin maceration pre-fermentation helps develop complexity and tension that is uncommon for the appellation. Citrus and melon dominate the nose with some cut hay.

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