Entre-Deux-Mers wine appellation in the Bordeaux region of France

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Entre-Deux-Mers wine appellation
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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

The Entre-Deux-Mers wine appellation in the Bordeaux region of France has traditionally been regarded as a lesser area, but is now producing some very smart wines. It was first established on the 31st July 1937.
The name is somewhat of a contradiction as it does not lie between two seas but between two rivers, the Dordogne and Garonne.
It is a white wine only appellation. The white grapes that are permitted comprise Muscadelle, Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris as the principal varieties, supported by Colombard, Mauzac, Merlot Blanc and Ugni Blanc.
There are some rules that apply to the proportion of grapes used here. The principal grape varieties must comprise at least 70% of the blend. Merlot Blanc (a rarely found grape) must not exceed 30% of the blend. Colombard, Mauzac and Ugni Blanc must not comprise more than 10% of the blend.
 
     
     
     


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