Chateau Sainte-Marie Entre-Deux-Mers Vieilles Vignes
Introducing the 2022 Chateau Sainte-Marie Entre-Deux-Mers Vieilles Vignes, an elegant and refreshing white wine from the prestigious vineyards of Bordeaux, France. Chateau Sainte-Marie, a winery with a rich history and commitment to sustainable practices, is dedicated to producing exceptional wines that showcase the unique terroir and character of the Entre-Deux-Mers sub-region.
The Chateau Sainte-Marie Entre-Deux-Mers Vieilles Vignes is crafted from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, and Muscadelle grape varieties, all meticulously cultivated and harvested from old vines. This blend results in a white wine that captures the essence of the Bordeaux terroir, combining the lively character of Sauvignon Blanc with the richness of Sémillon and the floral notes of Muscadelle.
Nose: The nose is inviting and complex, offering a delightful bouquet of aromas, with dominant notes of zesty lemon, grapefruit, and green apple. As the aroma develops, it reveals subtle nuances of white flowers, wet stone, and a touch of honey, adding depth and sophistication to the aromatic profile.
Palate: On the palate, the Chateau Sainte-Marie Entre-Deux-Mers Vieilles Vignes presents a medium-bodied texture with crisp acidity. The dominant flavors of citrus, green apple, and stone fruits are beautifully complemented by the wine's delicate minerality and subtle notes of white blossoms and honey. Mid-palate, the flavors evolve to reveal hints of melon, pineapple, and a touch of ginger, creating a well-rounded and harmonious profile.
Finish: The finish is clean, refreshing, and persistent, with the lingering brightness of citrus and green apple fading gently, leaving behind a gratifying aftertaste of delicate minerality, floral notes, and a whisper of honey.
The 2022 Chateau Sainte-Marie Entre-Deux-Mers Vieilles Vignes is a versatile and enchanting wine that pairs well with a wide variety of appetizing dishes. Its bright flavors and refreshing character make it an ideal companion for delicate seafood dishes, such as grilled shrimp, seared scallops, or a light and zesty seafood pasta.
For a vegetarian option, consider pairing the wine with a fresh and vibrant salad featuring arugula, goat cheese, and walnuts, or a flavorful vegetable and quinoa dish with a lemony dressing. The Chateau Sainte-Marie Entre-Deux-Mers Vieilles Vignes also pairs well with a cheese board featuring a mix of soft, creamy cheeses like Brie or Camembert, and more robust, tangy options like goat cheese or aged Gouda, which will accentuate the wine's fruit and floral notes while providing a delightful contrast to its crisp acidity and minerality.