Cadillac | Entre-deux-Mers
Between the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, the Entre-deux-Mers region stands East of the largest department of France, the Gironde.
‘Entre-deux-Mers’ comes from the Latin “Inter duo maria” which means between two tides. Indeed, this name is related to the influence of the tides that go up the course of the Dordogne and Garonne rivers via the Gironde estuary. The Mascaret, tidal bore, is a wave formed by the shock between the rising tide and the flow of the rivers. The Entre-deux-Mers is a verdant land that ripples from ridges to hills, from hills to valleys. It is usually called the ‘Bordeaux Tuscany’.
It includes many Bordeaux appellations, both white and red ; however, its eponymous Entre-deux-Mers white wine stands out. Its rich and elegant bouquet gives way to a dry, fresh, lively and fruity wine.
A rare appellation, covering only 1100 ha on a strip of land winding along the river. Between woods and hilly meadows, on soils with a majority of gravel, at the top of the hills, Cadillac overlooks Bordeaux. the specifications are demanding: low yields, vinification in small volumes, long maturation. Cadillac is the name of an adventurer and visionary knight, who crossed the ocean in 1700 with a few barrels of his favourite wine. Today it is the name of the famous luxury car company, like the PDO’s: precision brings them together.
“If you have built castles in the clouds, your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”
Henry David Thoreau, precursor of forestry and ecology from 1840.
To read again carefully, two centuries later!