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The Doisy Growth is mentioned for the first time in the “Topographie de tous les vignobles connus” by André Jullien (1832). Doisy is among the twenty growth of first class of Bordeaux white wines.

Daëne is ranked by Charles Cocks in 1846 among the four first class Barsac growth along with Coutet, Climens and Myrat. In 1850, the same author ranked it among the top eleven Bordeaux white estates. The name Doisy-Daëne comes from the contraction between the names of the estate Doisy and Jean Jacques Emmanuel Daëne, the owner of the vineyard and wine merchant in Bordeaux. As a matter of fact the growth ranked in 1855 was referred to as Doisy which belongs to Daëne.

In 1875, J.J.E. Daëne's three sons inherit the estate. The same year they sell a portion to the Dubroca Brothers and in 1878 Doisy-Daëne is sold to Jean Paul Billot. His only daughter, Pauline, Jean Lodoïs Juhel-Renoy's spouse, wine merchant in Paris, inherits the vineyard in 1884. She sells it to the Debans Brothers in 1889. Georges Dubourdieu acquires Doisy-Daëne from the Debans heirs in 1924. For over eighty years three generations of wine growers, passionate with the making of great white wines, have worked here from father to son: Georges, Pierre and Denis.

Georges, a perfectionist vine-grower and winemaker acquired the vineyard and increased its reputation with legendary vintages until 1949.

Pierre, a passionate innovator and entrepreneur expanded Doisy-Daëne,  through purchasing a portion of Doisy-Dubroca ; in the early 50's he elaborated  the Grand Vin Sec de Doisy-Daëne and has  for nearly fifty years been the creator of splendid wines. Since 2000, Denis has been ruling over Doisy-Daëne’s destiny. He is both a Professor at the University of Oenology in Bordeaux and an Oenology Consultant of world wide reputation.

Since 2004, Fabrice and Jean Jacques lend a strong hand to their father and are actively involved in persuing together their family’s work.



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The composition of the soil of the Barsac plateau is from a geological standpoint unique in the Bordeaux region . A thin layer of clayey sands, known as "Barsac red sands", tops the limestone  subsoil. This lightly cracked calcareous bed rock limits the rooting depth of the vine to about twenty inches.
The water that got stored within the slightly porous rock throughout the winter, is progressively dispensed to the vine during the summer, preventing thus an excessive water stress. This soil is particularly well-suited to the making of elegant and distinguished white wines.

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Traditional ploughing is performed on the soil of our vineyard and no weed-killer is used. Organic manures are made with vegetal-based composts. Bud removal, trellising and leaf removal are carefully done by hand.
We are engaged in a process of abandonment of the use of chemical synthetic pesticides on all of our vineyards.

Thus "grown like in a garden", within an orderly and well preserved environment, our vines produce early concentrated tasty grapes which have the smoothness and brightness of fresh fruit aromas we wish to obtain in our wines.
In an effort to balance our carbon footprint, we manage as well a forest area equal in size to our vineyards.

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Doisy-Daëne . In a tasting of  13 wines 

2017 L'Extravagant de Doisy Daëne - 100p / Pale golden. Peach, apricots, pineapples, focused and linear, nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, nuanced, detailed, playful, marvelous acidity actually, bright, layered, subtle yet intense, mouthwatering, incredible length. Sauternes of the vintage once again. This is incredibly pure and filigree. The utter greatness of this one can be difficult to detect. If you ever get to try it. Enjoy it while meditating. The energy in this one is in a class of its own. 

16d 5h ago

 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Doisy-Daëne . In a tasting of  88 wines 

2017 is a vintage bringing back Bordeaux to its roots, offering a very classic wine style with lower alcohol levels than in the previous years but with often excellent aromatic expression. 2015 and 2016 have surely been better vintages than last year, but based on a first impression 2017 seems to be better than 2014. The evolution will show, that 2017 is far from becoming a "forgotten vintage". Some nice surprises will be waiting for us.

1m 14h ago

 Jürg Richter / Sauternes Expert, Wine Writer (Switzerland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Doisy-Daëne . In a tasting of  38 wines 

Château d´Yquem 2004-1893

2m 10d ago

 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Doisy-Daëne . In a tasting of  100 wines 

1928 Château d'Yquem; Huge expectations, the best wine I've had, 28 Suduiraut, if there is a wine to beat it..... Difficult to read label, cork states quite clearly Yquem, Lur-Saluces, 1928. B/C level fill, above mid shoulders. Pale amber with broad green yellow rim. Nuts, apricots, apple, lemon, raisins, minerals and even schistes. A glorious, layered and transparent in the best sence of the word mix of mature and more youthfull flavours. Perfect balance in a different league, great acidity, such finesse, pineapples comming to join the elegant party, even coconut and papaya, acidity is tender, doing its job gracefully like the queen greeting her guests. Gorgeous length. Minutes again. But this bottle do not beat the Suduiraut, and that is mainly because of the Suduirauts length and even better freshness. The 28's seems to be marvels! 99

6m 13d ago

 Juha Jormanainen, Wine Writer (Finland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Doisy-Daëne . In a tasting of  5 wines 

L’Extravagant de Doisy-Daëne 2006 / Attractive and intense yellow color. Huge nose with loads of citrus, orange, pineapple, papaya and many more exotic fruit. On palate unbelievable mixture of all tropical fruits one can imagine – wow! Sweet, intensive wine with style and power. It is hard to write about this wine – you have to taste it. Expensive wine, but worth every penny. Long life ahead. 98 points.

7m 19h ago

 Georg Linde, Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Doisy-Daëne . In a tasting of  19 wines 

Dominus Estate 1987 - "One of the best cabernet blends I had for some time. A fabulous bottle. Blackberry, plums, tannins still very present, will easily live for another five years." 97 points

8m 10d ago

 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Doisy-Daëne . In a tasting of  126 wines 

Every now and again one stumbles across a paradox that confounds the accepted natural order of things. The 2016 Bordeaux vintage was born out of a growing season that was near-catastrophe and near-perfection. After the Hesperian Dragon’s relentless torment, the Titan God Atlas had seemingly kept the sky aloft with the help of a Phoenix. Following five months of diabolical weather patterns, a warm to hot dry summer arrived in the nick of time, not only saving a vintage, but creating one of the most spectacular vintages in a lifetime.

 The sense of relief in Bordeaux must have been as thrilling as avoiding the bullet of Russian Roulette, or the adrenalin of surviving a base-jump. The razor’s edge has never been so exquisitely fine. While the end result is not always perfect, with the odd abrasions here and there, the overall quality of the 2016 Bordeaux vintage is remarkably consistent with many Chateaux making some of their best wines in 50 years. Typically, the wines have deep colours, pure fruit aromatics, generous saturated flavours, dense rich tannin structures and bell clear acidities. Precision, freshness, elegance, smoothness and “delicate opulence” are words that are being used by various Chateaux to describe their wines.

 The Bordelais are, of course, the world’s greatest spin doctors. They leave snake charmers for dead when it comes to the art of mesmerising. The newly opened and impressive Cité du Vin, which sits on the banks of the Garonne River in Bordeaux, sparkles like a polished turd; a monument to the exaggerations and optimism of this particular type of fine wine game. Momentum is achieved through belief. There is no room for wavering or self-doubt.

1y 1m ago

 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Doisy-Daëne . In a tasting of  272 wines 

BORDEAUX VINTAGE 2016 / Tasting "en primeur" is a challenge every year. The wines tasted are showing a tendency only and it is still the beginning of a longer process of evolution and maturation in the barrels. There might be some changes during the next year and a half until the wines will be bottled, but already today the tendency is quite clear. For most of the red wines it will be an outstanding vintage, a vintage for Cabernet, old vines, limestone and clay soil. It was a challenging year for the vintners. An incredibly wet spring was worrying the winegrowers and at the beginning of June, the spirits were down. However warm and dry weather between June 3 and June 11 creating an close to ideal situation for the flowering and good weather conditions starting in mid June changed the nature of the vintage. The fine weather continued into July and August. The month of August was featuring hot weather and a remarkable amount of sunshine but the absence of rain let to water stress. Heavy rain in mid September set an end to water stress and when the sun returned on September 20 the vintage was saved as there was excellent weather till to the end of the harvest. The effects were various. the white wines are on a good quality level and display fruit and flavour but the acidity is lower than in previous vintages and the white wines show an opulent and rather soft style. The noble sweet wines are extremely pure and are more on the rich and powerful side than on the freshness. For the red wines originating from the right terroirs and old vines, the vintage an be called outstanding. Water stress was managed well on limestone and clay terroirs, Cabernet varieties did extremely well and old vines found water even during the stressful dry periods of summer. In some few red wines the tannins are slightly harsh, almost bitter, a result of water stress and/or intense extraction. In general the red wines are on an excellent level with an advantage for the left bank, mainly the Médoc area, and the classic great terroirs of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. 

1y 1m ago

 Omar Khan, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Doisy-Daëne . In a tasting of  8 wines 

“Mouton Rothschild 1947 / Philippe Dhalluin of Mouton had told me as I was heading off to taste this some years back from the storied cellars of The Beau Rivage in Geneva, “It has really hit its stride recently, it is magnificent.” He was certainly right relative to the stirring showing of this wine in a relatively Right Bank vintage. This to me very clearly is the wine of the vintage in the Medoc. And the “hot vintage” elements last evening were so gracefully kept in check by Mouton’s beautiful structure.
Ginger, coffee, cassis and mint swirl enticingly on the nose, and the wine opens with mint and black fruit, some apricot notes. At the mid palate poise and opulence seem to be dueling for precedence, but then the Mouton menthol, spices and nuttiness, and here some caramel and cassis, almost overtake the experience, and the nicely rounded tannins, and the gracious pervading core of fruit, the spice enlivened composure, lively if subtle acidity, along with truffles captivate on the simply bravura finish. 98 Points

1y 8m ago

 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Doisy-Daëne . In a tasting of  61 wines 

“I did have quite great expectations for 2015 vintage while tasting barrel samples in two first weeks in April 2016. Mainly because I witnessed during 10 days stay in Bordeaux (28.09 - 08.10), exceptional quality of grapes, their ripeness inside and outside, and very favourable weather in September and October, which promised so much. Expectations weren't fulfilled 100% unfortunately. Anyway, 2015 has nothing to be ashamed of!”

1y 11m ago

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