This lovely family estate was founded by Pauline Dietrich’s father Michel in the medieval village of Rions in the area known as Premières Côtes de Bordeaux. They make fresh, approachable wines to Terra Vitis and Bee Friendly environmental standards. This quaffable white Bordeaux comes from two plots nestled in a hillside in Soulignac, in the heart of the Entre-Deux-Mers area of Bordeaux.
Michel Dietrich and his wife Isabelle originate from Champagne and Alsace and they spent a while in Australia making wine. Returning to France they saw an opportunity to make superb wine in the Cotes de Bordeaux, and focusing on quality whites. Now their daughter has taken over the running of the business an winemaking and Michel is ‘retired’!
A blend of 60% Sémillon and 40% Sauvignon Blanc. The fresh fruit characteristic of Sauvignon Blanc is perfect match for the richness of Sémillon. The 35 year old vines are rooted in a clay-loam soil nestled into a hillside (60-102m above sea level) in the town of Soulignac, in the heart of the Entre-Deux-Mers.
The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and matured on the lees for 4 months. This results in a refreshing yet complex wine. Best drunk young.
Try with plaice in beurre noisette with capers and samphire, or with tomato fish curry (tomato, garlic, ginger, kashmiri chilli, a couple of fresh green chilli, onion, tomato, tamarind water, ground coriander and turmeric) and wild rice with clove, chowder, cardomon and cumin, tempura or sushi…