INTERVIEW WITH LAURENT FORTIN
Laurent Fortin joined Château Dauzac in 2013. There he discovered an exceptional terroir, where the vines are tamed beyond time or trends. Q&A with Dauzac’s Chief Executive Officer
Why did you join Château Dauzac?
Promoting a Grand Cru classified in 1855 is an opportunity you can’t refuse. Over the course of my career, I had the chance to work for big wine producers, to head a cooperative federation and to create my own company. I worked for 16 years in the USA and 4 years in China, and I am now thrilled to be back in my home country to face this new challenge.
What is it about Dauzac that won you over?
I was immediately moved by Château Dauzac’s uniqueness. I discovered a remarkable terroir, talented men, who are passionate about their work, and a rich history.
At Dauzac, time seems to pass more slowly. Each moment is quieter and fuller than anywhere else. But we’re not stuck in the past, either. Dauzac has stayed true to its legacy as a pioneer of the Bordeaux mixture and thermoregulation.
Innovation is nothing short of a state of mind at Dauzac, but it is always paired with the greatest respect for nature and our terroir.
What are your dreams for Château Dauzac?
Promoting and sharing the emotion of a great wine, by restoring it to its rightful place as one of Margaux best Cinquièmes Grands Crus Classés, as well as strengthening the status of our first and second wines on the Bordeaux market and abroad.