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Located in Barsac, in the Sauternes appellation, Château Doisy-Daëne has belonged to the Dubourdieu family since 1924. Supported by three generations of winegrowers, this Second Cru Classé in 1855 with its exceptional terroir produces sweet wines that are recognised among the greatest wines of Bordeaux. Denis Dubourdieu has been at the head of the estate since 2000.
Château Doisy-Daëne is located on the terroir of the Barsac plateau in Sauternes. This area is characterised by its unique geological formation. There is a thin layer of clayey sands called "the red sands of Barsac" which rest on limestone subsoils. This porous limestone helps to regulate the water supply to the vines by releasing the water stored during the winter. The wines of Château Doisy-Daëne are therefore distinguished by their exceptional finesse.
L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daëne was created in 1990. This rare and exceptional wine was born from an experiment carried out by Denis Dubourdieu. He wanted to experiment with making a cuvée from a Sauvignon Blanc grape affected by noble rot, pushed to the extreme. The grapes were harvested at the beginning of November with a high sugar content, a high alcohol potential and very concentrated. Since 1990, only very great vintages have been produced, and in exclusive quantities, from the estate’s historic plots.
Winemaking and ageing
The production of Château Doisy-Daëne's sweet wines involves an haute couture vinification process designed to combine oenological progress with tradition. Thus, in order to harvest the grapes that have developed the famous "noble rot" at the most favourable moment, the harvest is carried out, grape by grape, with the greatest rigour by experienced pickers. Pressing for 8 to 10 hours. Fermentation in French oak barrels (100% new).
Sauvignon Blanc (100%).
This 2022 vintage is a pure expression of the property's limestone soil, through a refined, powerful, balanced wine with a rare freshness.