Bergerac
En partie clair
12°C
 

Duras
Surtout nuageux
11°C
 
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Côtes de Duras Sec

In a nutshell

The Côtes de Duras Sec are charmers… In their light colour and its shades of green, these wines are elegant and nervous and can also be delicate and fruity. Two different styles exist: a fruity and fresh dry white with aromas of boxwood or blackcurrant –usually solely made of Sauvignon– and a more complex and fleshy dry white, in which grape varieties such as Muscadelle and Sémillon bring a little roundness.

Some figures

506

Hectares

42

Winegrowers

3328667

Wine bottles

Background and history

Côtes de Duras Sec was recognised as an Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (Controlled Designation of Origin) in 1937.

The terroir

The subsoils of the Côtes de Duras Rouge appellation are composed of marine and fluvial sediments such as heavy and sticky clays called “Boulbènes” in the lower parts and the south of the vineyard; as well as marls and molasses & limestone and clay-limestone at a higher altitude.
Although Duras is known for its reds which constitute the majority of its production, it appears it also makes excellent white wines and for good reason: Duras’ subsoils of molasses and boulbènes are clearly suitable for the cultivation of white varieties. The persistent cultivation of red grapes on a land that is clearly favorable to the development of white grapes is certainly due to the rebellious nature of our winegrowers!

Dégustation

Température

8°C

Serving temperature

Température

2 years 

Potential for laying-down

Accompagnement

Food/wine pairing:

ideally served with fish and shellfish