Château Tour de Mirambeau
What's wine without the story?
Come and learn about our favourite winery Château Tour de Mirambeau.
We've put together a mixed case so you can try them all at a discounted price.
The Tour de Mirambeau château is a historical estate owned by the Despagne family, passed down through eight generations.
Jean-Louis and Odile Despagne were the driving force that built Château Tour de Mirambeau's reputation. This strong, generous, demanding and curious couple created the Despagne's family values.
The Tour de Mirambeau is in fact an old mill the couple moved into the day after their wedding, and where they would stay until there was no more room for the growing family. The Tour de Mirambeau was a reflection of their personalities and became synonymous with improvised parties, conviviality, and sharing good times.
It is located in Rauzan, a medieval village in the Entre-Deux-Mers region famous for the subterranean cave carved out by a river that runs underneath our limestone terroir.
The Entre-Deux-Mers (Between Two Seas)
The Entre-Deux-Mers appellation sits between 2 rivers: the Garonne and the Dordogne. This region is heavily influenced by the ocean's tide and is one of the few places in the world where you can find the Tidal Bore phenomenon. "Mascaret" is the name of the Tidal Bore that rolls up the river from the mouth of the Gironde in the form of a series of waves and occurs when the tidal swings are largest.
The Entre-Deux-Mers is the largest, yet the least well known of all the wine producing regions in Bordeaux. The soil is quite varied in such a large region. Clay-limestone soil is most common. Combining the freshness of clay and the filtering capacities of limestone, these terroirs are perfectly suited to wine growing.
The Despagne family laid down its down roots there over 200 years ago. Since then the vines have been passed down through the generations.
The flagship of the Despagne family, this vineyard has always produced excellent wines.
The Sauvignon Blanc contains a touch of Sémillon and Muscadelle to help bring the freshness through with each taste. Strong citrus aromas and delicious notes of passion fruit. Lively and straightforward, smooth yet crispy, with light undertones of pepper. Made using techniques found in New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs, this is the ultimate combination of old and new world styles.
The Rosé is a classic southern France delight. Pale pink colour with red berry and summer fruit aromas. The perfect picnic wine.
The red wine is a classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Generous, with ripe fruit flavors and supple tannins propped up by notes of cedar and wild forest. This wine will easily stand up to any claret outside of the Entre-Deux-Mers.