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History

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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Vineyards

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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Winemaking

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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 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.

4m 22h 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. 

4m 6d 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

11m 28d 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 2m ago

 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Doisy-Daëne . In a tasting of  104 wines 

“Bordeaux Vintage 2015 Part I / Vieux Château Certan 2015:100 points: Deep colour. Fresh aromatic musky dark plum aromas with praline, fine espresso, vanilla oak. Sweet dark cherry, musky plum praline violet flavours, beautiful long fine chalky silky tannins, superb savoury oak complexity and mid palate viscosity.  Fine dry grainy finish with beautiful flavour length. A very sophisticated wine with lovely freshness and line. Finesse and elegance. ”

1y 4m ago

 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Doisy-Daëne . In a tasting of  502 wines 

“2015 will be one of the excellent vintages however hardly to compare to 2009 and 2010 or 2005. In 2015 the region played a major role, terroir was the key to success. For red wines, the limestone plateau in Saint-Emilion performed extremely well as there was water available during the hot summer days and drainage proved to be ideal during rainy August. Therefore the best wines of Saint-Emilion come from limestone soils. The sandy parts of the appellation produced a quite heterogeneous result. In Pomerol it looked the same with very successful wines from the central plateau and more heterogeneous qualities from the areas around. In Fronsac it was not only the terroir which proved important, the vintners decision had a major impact. Pessac-Léognan did extremely well in this vintage with a homogenous quality. The Médoc was divided. The southern part, mainly Margaux and the southern part of Saint-Julien have seen less rain and produced more powerful wines. The northern part of the Médoc, especially Pauillac and Saint-Estèphe have produced a very fine and elegant style with excellent persistence. On the good terroirs, the seeds were ripe which results in very ripe tannins with a silky or velvety expression. In addition the cooler conditions of autumn provoked a very pure and fresh fruit. For the dry white wines the quality depends very much on the origin again. Due to the hot and dry growing season, a lot of white wines show very mild, almost soft acidity but also some phenolic hints in the aftertaste. A few dry white wines are standing out, having preserved freshness and acidity. The sweet wines are remarkably good, very rich in character and the best of them have a crisp acidity balancing the opulent sugar. The tasting conditions were rather good, however the weather was quite mixed affecting the presentation of the wines. The wines were tasted blind where possible and open. The final decision on the rating is based on both tasting types.”

1y 4m ago

 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Doisy-Daëne . In a tasting of  41 wines 

“Bordeaux 2015 Vintage TOP 40 / The wines on this list is chosen for their believed future score and and thereafter in the order that I would like to buy them to have them in my collection (if I had money dripping from my finger tips) but there are, luckily, some wines on this list that are not overly expensive. After five hundred and fifty plus wines tasted of the 2015 vintage more or less everything there is to taste of names have been tasted, some, when in doubt about the sample has been tried again if possible. The wines are very good if maybe not at the level som have suggested. It does not rival 2010, not 2005 either. 2000, 2001 and 2014 in parts seems to be somewhere to put it, and 1985 has come to mind several times over with the pure fresh elegance and charm.

The wines are far more precise and concentrated than 1985 ever was, but the style seems similar. These are wine that will be very easy to enjoy with high quality and on a whole, the best vintage since 2010, especially on the Right Bank. Some excellent and superb wines in Pomerol, and a more fine grained and fine tuned and fresher, more brilliant style of Saint-Emilion. Left bank is more varied, Margaux and Saint-Julien the most homogenous. There are many great wines just off this list, these are the ones I expect to land at 95 score or higher. None at one hundred this time around. The wine are fragrant, red fruity, many has used everything they had of Cabernet Franc, so a violets note is quite typical, especially on the Right Bank.

1y 4m ago

 Bob Thompson / Wine Writer, Pro (South Africa)  tasted  2 wines  from  Château Doisy-Daëne . In a tasting of  25 wines 

“Sauternes 1975 and 1976 tasting: Château Climens 1976 - 96 points: Decanted for one and half hour. Retained its best characteristics for three hours after opening. Wine level by the neck. The wine is temptingly golden. A charmingly open, mature and full nose. Still an attractively sweet, lively and multi-layered wine. Soft creamy texture. Excellent balance and a refined aftertaste. A perfect Sauternes from a suberb vintage.”

1y 4m ago

 Jules Chauvet / Wine Importer, Wine Importer (France)  tasted  2 wines  from  Château Doisy-Daëne . In a tasting of  19 wines 

“One of the stars of the vintage for Sauternes, the 1996 Guiraud offers a sumptuous nose of tangerine fruit intermixed with caramel and buttered corn. The wine displays a deep golden color, and striking flavors of Chinese black tea, marmalade, honey, and citrus. The powerful yet elegant flavors remain in the mouth for a significant period of time. While this wine is traditionally a blend of 65% Semillon and 35% Sauvignon, Xavier Plantey, the estate's manager, told us that there is nearly 45% Sauvignon Blanc in the final blend of the 1996.
93 points”

1y 5m ago

 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  5 wines  from  Château Doisy-Daëne . In a tasting of  5 wines 

“Deepish golden. Raisins, light nutty note, some floral notes, lightly scented, mature, elegant and detailed nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, ripe, elegant and detailed, fresh feel to it even if mature and somewhat oxidized in style, smooth texture, long. Enjoyed at Doisy Daëne. ”

1y 9m ago

 Richard Juhlin / The number One champagne expert in the world, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Doisy-Daëne . In a tasting of  14 wines 

“Another great set of wines of the world's largest 1961 Vintage tasting”

2y 4m ago

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