Ducourt wines of bordeaux
In 1858, the family settled at Château des Combes in Ladaux, a small rural village to the south east of Bordeaux. Over time, new generations have followed in their footsteps; a passion for wine has become a profession, and the knowledge and the estate have grown ever greater as they have been passed down the line.
Each generation has managed to adhere to the philosophy dictated by their elders: to get the best out of each ‘terroir’ through a combination of traditional common sense and current techniques to produce ‘pleasure’ wines which are both authentic and affordable. Respecting the environment and their customers’ expectations is also essential to their work ethic.
Today, the Ducourt family possesses one of the largest independent vineyard holdings in the region: 450 hectares of vines, spread out over 14 châteaux in the Entre-Deux-Mers and Saint-Emilion appellations.
Blanc limÉ a French café classic reborn!
Jean Pierre Xiradakis, the owner of the renowned restaurant “La Tupina” met the Ducourt family a few years ago. Together, they decided to breathe life back into Blanc Limé, which is produced following an authentic recipe: a base of dry white wine with a careful blend of natural citrus aromas, and a touch of fizz. In the 50s, this was the drink of choice in the cafés of South-West France and the brasseries of Paris.
Blanc Limé, made with Bordeaux white wine, is part of the local heritage. It grew famous from popular celebrations and public festivals. It’s built around a spirit of fun and simple pleasure: your first tipple after a sports match, at the village fête, or the county dance – but also at the bar. It’s associated with joy and partying, loved by both young and old. Nor should it be excluded from the distinguished dining table of a well-known restaurant. It’s joyful, fizzy, refreshing, natural, and a little bit alcoholic.
It’s a worthy representative of the values of South-West France!