Entre-Deux-Mers | Term used in the Bordeaux region for two distinct entities, namely the Entre-Deux-Mers region as a whole which is covered here, and a white wine produced in only a specific part of it sold under the Entre-Deux-Mers AOC.
Terroir | In its broadest sense the Entre-Deux-Mers region refers to the triangle of land on Bordeaux’s right bank bounded by the river Dordogne to the north, the river Garonne to the south, and the Gironde department’s own boundary with the neighbouring Dordogne department to the east. The narrow point of the triangle, the Bec d’Ambès, is where the Garonne and Dordogne rivers meet, marking Entre-Deux-Mers’ western border. Entre-Deux-Mers is often (understandably) translated in wine books as meaning ‘between two seas’ but really its name refers to the fact that both the Dordogne and Garonne rivers are subject to the influence of Atlantic ocean tides, marée being the French word for tide. So the geographic term Entre-Deux-Mers means ‘between two tides’.
Wine regions within Entre-Deux-Mers | Bordeaux Haut-Benauge AOC. | Cadillac AOC. | Côtes-de-Bordeaux-Cadillac AOC. | Côtes-de-Bordeaux-St-Macaire AOC. | Côtes-de Bordeaux Sainte-Foy AOC. | Entre Deux Mers AOC. | Entre-Deux-Mers Haut-Benauge AOC. | Graves de Vayres AOC. | Loupiac AOC. | Premières-Côtes-de-Bordeaux AOC. | Sainte-Croix-du-Mont AOC.