Alexandre Sirech had worked at the beverage conglomerate Pernod Ricard when he started his own company, chateaunet.com, one of the first websites allowing direct purchases from wineries, in the late nineties. When he launched his own winery in 2007 he leaned on the connections he had made at wineries across France to source his grapes, eschewing owning vineyards himself. Contrary to the idea of appellations, his “Les Deux Terroirs'' line blends wines from different regions, in this case Sauvignon Blanc from the Entre Deux Mers wine region in Bordeaux and Columbard, Gros Manseng and Ugni Blanc from Gascony, simple because he finds the result delicious. He is fond of saying, “seule la qualité compte”, only quality counts. Vinified with modern equipment and techniques to retain the freshness and fruitiness of the grapes the wine is highly aromatic and complex, conjuring a still life painting of its vast components: beeswax, candied green apple, lemon, exotic fruits, guava, white flowers, gooseberries and grapefruit zest, quince, underripe white peach, honeydew melon, mineral, wet rocks, and a touch of grapefruit zest bitterness.