The Sainte-Foy-Bordeaux appellation is located in the eastern limit of the Entre-deux-Mers region, at the limit of the Dordogne river. With around 3.5 square kilometers, Sainte-Foy-Bordeaux produces different red, sweet and dry white wines, annually. The appellation produces mainly red wines (90%), sweet white wines and a small proportion of dry white wines, too.

The soils of the appellation are clay-limestone and sandy-clay. Traditional Bordeaux grape varieties are used for reds (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc), as well as for whites (Semillon, Sauvignon, Muscadelle and Ugni Blanc).

Red wines of this appellation are suitable for aging.


A part of important features of Sainte-Foy-Bordeaux appellation for red wines are as follows:


  • Soil: Deep soil dominated by limestone and clay.
  • Taste: Complex and concentrated, powerful tannins and profound texture.
  • Wine color: red.
  • Aromas: Leather, cherry, and hints of undergrowth.
  • Aging potential: 5 – 10 years.
  • Serving temperature: 15 to 17° C


A part of important features of Sainte-Foy-Bordeaux appellation for sweet white wines are as follows:


  • Soil: Limestone and clay.
  • Taste: Round, smooth, ample, fresh, with a long, aromatic finish.
  • Wine color: Sweet white.
  • Aromas: White flowers, bread, honey and subtle musk notes.
  • Aging potential: 2 – 5 years.
  • Serving temperature: 9 to 12° C


A part of important features of Sainte-Foy-Bordeaux appellation for dry white wines are as follows:


  • Soil: Gravelly.
  • Taste: Mineral and silky, with peach and vanilla.
  • Wine color: Dry white.
  • Aromas: Citrus and white flowers.
  • Aging potential: 1 – 2 years.
  • Serving temperature: 7 to 11° C

Region Highlights

Surface: About 2 Sq. K. for red wines, approximately .05 Sq. K. for sweet white wines and around one Sq. K. for dry white wines totaly about 3.5 Square Kilometers
Classification: AOP Sainte-Foy-Bordeaux
Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc for red wines, Sémillon, Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris for sweet & dry white wines
Types of Wines: White Wine, Red Wine, Sweet Wine

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