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The Sainte Croix du Mont appellation has a Controlled Designation of Origin for wine, which is produced in the same name. These sweet white wines are produced in the Entre-deux-Mers vineyard in the Bordeaux region. The geographical location of these vines is ideal, the vines border the Garonne and this favours the development of the fungus Botrytis cinerea which is considered as a noble rot since it allows to concentrate the sugar content, acidity and glycerol.

 

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Château Mautret
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2016, Bordeaux - Sainte-Croix-du-Mont
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Château La Rame
2014, Bordeaux - Sainte-Croix-du-Mont
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The geographical location of these vines is ideal, the vines border the Garonne and this favours the development of the fungus Botrytis cinerea which is considered as a noble rot since it allows to concentrate the sugar content, acidity and glycerol. This appellation has suffered the bad reputation of banquet wine for some time, yet the microclimate and the favourable soil of this appellation produce beautiful sweet and fruity wines.  Semillon is the main grape variety, the remaining 15% is planted with sauvignon and muscadelle.

The wines are full-bodied and aromatic, with a persistence of fruits such as apricots, peaches, citrus fruits and exotic fruits.

These white wines can be enjoyed as their counterparts on the left bank, as an aperitif but also with foie gras or fine fish, poultry, or even with a fruity dessert. Their prices are more affordable which can allow them to be used as a basis for beautiful cocktails. For the most patient, their ageing potential is 10 years or more for some vintages.

The soil of these grape varieties is surprising since it is clay but also a pile of fossilized oysters, this atypical wall is visible when walking through the village.

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