Entre-deux-Mers refers to the region lying between the two rivers – the Garonne and the Dordogne – that flow together just north of the city of Bordeaux. It is a very historic region populated by abbeys and bastides, castles and hamlets. The wonderful ruins of the Benedictine Abbey at La Sauve-Majeure are a testament to the region’s rich history and are a Unesco site. A region where vineyards share the landscape with woods and pastures, the soils here are rich, sandy and alluvial and therefore more adapted to producing lighter, earlier drinking red and white Bordeaux. Recent consolidation has led to wine domains being much larger than in the past (almost 60 hectares on average).
The appellation of Entre-deux-Mers refers only to dry white wines made in the region. Red wines from the Entre-deux-Mers region are either sold under the Bordeaux or the Bordeaux Supérieur appellations.