Chateau Doisy-Daene has belonged to the Dubourdieu family since 1924. Led by three generations of winegrowers and boasting an exceptional terroir, this 1855 Second Cru Classe produces sweet wines that are poised among the finest wines of Bordeaux. Denis Dubourdieu has been at the helm of the estate since 2000.
Chateau Doisy-Daene 2021 is a Barsac wine produced from a vineyard located on the plateau of the appellation. This area is characterized by its unique geological formation. The soil is composed of a thin layer of clayey sand referred to as "the red sands of the barsacais" which rest upon limestone subsoils. This porous limestone soil helps to regulate the vines’ water supply by releasing the water stored during the winter. Therefore, the wines of Chateau Doisy-Daene stand out due to their exceptional finesse.
Vinification and aging
The production of Chateau Doisy-Daene's sweet wines involves a rigorous harvest that is carried out by experienced grape pickers with 3 to 6 rounds, thus enabling the grapes that have developed the famous "noble rot" to be harvested at the most favorable time. The juices are then extracted by slow pressing before fermentation in oak barrels, every quarter is renewed. The wine is aged for an initial period of 10 months in barrels, followed by 9 months in stainless steel tanks before bottling.
Lively and well-balanced, this Barsac wine offers an alluring expression with its bright fruit, its purity and its delicate marriage between power and freshness.