In the 1630s, conflicts arose between the wine producers and the vineyard owners, who took care to harvest their grapes as late as possible.
A picturesque location, steep hillsides overlooking the Garonne River from a height of well over 300 feet, a limestone terroir incorporating gravelly areas, a microclimate that lends itself to the development of botrytis, varieties and vinification processes similar to those of the Sauternais region…
The Sainte-Croix-du-Mont PDO joins the Loupiac and Cadillac PDOs as a clear leader among right-bank wines. Delicate yet firm, charming and generous, the wines of Sainte-Croix-du-Mont feature the flavors of raisins and ripe fruits (peach and apricot).
THE NATURAL ATTRACTIONS OF A PICTURESQUE VILLAGE...
The village of Sainte-Croix-du-Mont holds astonishing natural attractions that delight hikers and other wine trail enthusiasts. Indeed, the region was built on a panoramic plateau, home to enormous ridges of fossilized oysters dating back to the Tertiary period. In some areas, immense and often spectacular caves were carved out beneath that stratum, several meters thick.
These dessert wines come from the village of Sainte-Croix-du-Mont and its rolling terroir, the only land that can produce wines claiming this designation. The varieties used are Sémillon, Sauvignon, and Muscadelle. The wine is made in small batches according to traditional methods.
SÉMILLON, SAUVIGNON, MUSCADELLE
VISITS & ANECDOTES
Expertise handed down through the generations…
To be enjoyed…
...with foie gras and gourmet fish, as well as with shellfish, poultry, duck breast, and certain cheeses. It also makes a fine complement to tarts or sorbets! To be served cool, at approximately 8°C (46º F).
Christmas Open House!
Every December, the Saint-Croix-du-Mont PDO welcomes you for its open house events as part of the traditional Christmas markets!