Stéphane Dupuch President of the syndicate of wines of the Entre-Deux-Mers

In the shadow of the Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure, a UNESCO world heritage site, the Maison des Vins de l’Entre-Deux-Mers offers a combined visit and tasting.

Stéphane Dupuch, between heritage and fine bottles, you have chosen not to choose?

SD: For its headquarters, the appellation has adopted an emblematic place which confirms how much the wine here is part of the heritage: the tithe barn of the Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure. It was from this remarkable site that Benedictine monks set off, charged with clearing the Entre-Deux-Mers and developing a culture of cereals and vines. For a long time, we remained a region of mixed culture. The subsequent development of viticulture dates from the 1970s. This jewel of Aquitaine watches over the lands where the passionate growers produce this great dry white wine, the Entre-Deux-Mers . . .

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Abbaye de la Sauve Majeure couché soleil  
Maison du Vin - Sauve Majeure  

Discovering this vineyard is a bit outside the norm for Bordeaux?

SD: We differentiate ourselves by our uninhibited character. Our viticulture is recent, which also makes it accessible and modern. We are relieved of the weight of ceremony, which no doubt allows us to gain in authenticity. Here the growers live on the properties with their families. This characteristic is also found in the prices, which remain very affordable.

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Car or cycle track, which way to explore?

SD: It doesn’t matter, what is essential is to dare to lose yourself here, to discover these valleys that make the quality of the terroir, these fabulous hilltops comparable to those of Tuscany. The Roger Lapébie cycle track, which starts in Bordeaux, will satisfy those who want a sporting challenge. Families will prefer to come by road, and appreciate the many activities for children, the gastronomy and the welcome at the properties.

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