Chateau le Doyenne 2016
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
Barrel Sample: 90-92 Points
The oldest town archives carry a record of the existence of Chateau Le Doyenne as early as 1791. In the past, it was known as "one of the best crus of the commune".
In 1994, Marie-Dominique et Jean Watrin, captivated by the charm of this hillside estate overlooking the Garonne, bought it and launched a complete restructuring of the vineyard and renovation of the winery.
In most of France, wines are named by their place of origin and not by the type of grape (with the exception of Alsace). Just like a red Burgundy is by law, always made of Pinot noir, a red Bordeaux is a blended wine composed mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Depending on the laws of the village from which the grapes come, the conditions of the vintage and decisions of the winemaker, the blend can be further supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and in rare cases, Carmenere. So popular and repeated has this mix of grape varieties become worldwide, that the term, Bordeaux Blend, refers to a wine blended in this style, regardless of origin.