This classic Bordeaux white wine is an elegant, dry version made with grapes sourced from the famed Entre-Deux-Mers (“between two seas”) region of Bordeaux, France. Here, sun-drenched vineyards on well-draining limestone and clay soils are situated between the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, creating ideal grape growing conditions featuring warm days tempered by the cool evenings.
A blend of Muscadelle and Semillion fruit from the northern part of the region was used in crafting this wine. Grapes were harvested at the perfect moment of ripeness for maximum aromas and flavours. Ferments took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks to harness even more bright fruit characters and freshness. Following fermentation, the juice underwent maturation on fine lees to add richness and complexity to the final blend.
The Downton Abbey Wine Collection is inspired by the critically acclaimed and award winning drama, Downton Abbey®. Set in Edwardian England, the drama portrays the aristocratic Crawley family, and the colorful household staff who support the Crawley’s opulent lifestyle. Some of the series’ most compelling moments unfold during elaborate, formal dinners -- where family members are elegantly dressed and butlers pour Bordeaux wines.
In creating this unique collection, Downton Abbey Wines looked to Grands Vins de Bordeaux, a family-owned Winery with more than 130 years of winemaking experience in the prized Entre- Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux, France. Winemaker Jean-Marc Dulong enlisted time-honored winemaking practices, as well as modern techniques to create a collection of finely balanced, elegant wines that are eminently drinkable.