Where does the name Entre-deux-Mers come from?
The “deux mers” corresponds to the Dordogne and the Garonne rivers which border the region North and South. They meet in the Gironde estuary before flowing into the Atlantic ocean. The tide rises upriver from each of the two rivers forming a very popular wave for the surfers: the mascaret.

Is the Entre-deux-Mers a region or an appellation?
L’entre2mers (we write it this way) is an appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) located in the region of the Entre-deux-Mers, between the Dordogne and the Garonne rivers.

Does the entre2mers exist in red?
A lot of wine properties in the entre2mers make also red wines under the appellation Bordeaux or Bordeaux Supérieur.

Where can we buy the entre2mers wines?
You can find them everywhere: at the château, in wine shops, in supermarkets, on the Internet, it depends on the commercial network of each wine property. If you come past La Sauve the entre2mers wine shop is an ideal place to discover, taste and of course buy them…

With what can we drink an entre2mers?
The entre2mers wines are very fruity, they and bring a pleasant sense of freshness. They are perfect for the aperitif and agree marvelously with seafood, fish, white meats, poultry and a lot of cheeses, goat cheese in particular.

What is the correct temperature to serve it?
At around 10°C. Avoid serving it very chilled (that is between 4 and 6°C) because it will lose all its aromatic qualities.

Do we need to put the wine in a decanter?
Why not, especially if the wine occurs to be particularly rich.

What is the ideal time to keep the wine in the bottle?
The entre2mers wines can be drunk very young, a few months after the harvest. They keep their qualities during a few years, from two to five years.

Are the entre2mers oaked?
Some are, it’s according to the winegrower’s choice.

Which grapes varieties are found in the blending?
Sauvignon, its cousin Sauvignon gris, Sémillon and Muscadelle.

Sometimes we can read the name “Haut Benauge” on the labels… What does it mean?
The wine properties of 9 villages located near Targon can add this mention. This specificity relates to history. The small region of Haut Benauge corresponds indeed to the ancient county of Benauge commanded by the château fort of Arbis.