The Entre-deux-Mers-Haut Benauge appellation, which covers 2 square kilometers, produces only white wines. It is located southeast of Bordeaux (35 km) in the terroir of the Entre-Deux-Mers, stretching between Arbis and Targon on the right bank of the Garonne.
The appellation takes its name from Vicomté de Benauge.
Semillon, muscadelle, sauvignon and sauvignon grapes are cultivated at there on clay-limestone, clay-siliceous, gravelly soils and on boulbènes. The dry white wines resulting from the combination of these different elements are fruity, elegant, tasty with a minimum alcohol strength of 11.5 percent.. The Entre-deux-Mers-Haut-Benauge appellation stands out from other wines thanks to their liveliness, flexibility and freshness.
A part of important features of Entre-deux-Mers-Haut Benauge appellation for dry white wines are as follows:
- Soil: Limestone.
- Taste: Supple, nervy, and lively.
- Wine color: dry white.
- Aromas: Fruity with notes of citrus, tropical fruit and yellow flowers.
- Aging potential: 1 – 2 years.
- Serving temperature: 7 to 11° C