Delphis de La Dauphine – Château de la Dauphine
WINE

Delphis de La Dauphine


A full-flavoured, generous wine for everyday drinking.
Produced from the vines in the enclos (walled vineyard) this immediately accessible wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels with 10% renewed each year.




Traditional ploughing, leaf removal on one side.
Green harvests, manual harvests.
Double sorting before and after destemming.
Concrete temperature-controlled vats.
Maceration : Average 20 days
Maturing in oak barrels (10% new): 12 months
Consultant oenologist: Michel Rolland
Production : 40,000 bottles



Appellation : Fronsac
Area: 13 hectares
Soil : Sandy silty clay
Grape varieties: 100% Merlot
Density: 6,300 vines/ha
Yield: 40 to 45 hl/ha
Average age of the vines: 30 years

Technical sheets

Packshots & Etiquettes


Food and wine pairing

Delphis de La Dauphine 2006


This first vintage of Delphis de La Dauphine has a deep brick-red colour. Slightly evolved on the nose with a hint of wild cherries. A well-balanced, medium-bodied wine, mellow on the palate with fruit and raisin flavours.
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Drinking recommendations
Will keep until: 2015
Peak: to drink now
Decanting: no
Servicing temperature 16°C – 18°C
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Food and wine pairing
Cold meat platter, roast chicken with Provençal herbs.

Delphis de La Dauphine 2007


Scarlet red colour. A developed nose combining game and clove aromas. Clean attack on the palate, with the accent on stone fruits such as cherry or plum. A complete wine, ready to enjoy immediately
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Drinking recommendations
Will keep until: 2015
Peak: to drink now
Decanting: no
Servicing temperature 16°C – 18°C
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Food and wine pairing
Beef grilled over vine prunings, lamb tagine with prunes, spicy chicken.

Delphis de La Dauphine 2008


The 2008 vintage also has scarlet red reflections. Toasty on the nose, from the barrel ageing, with a hint of incense. Supple and fresh on the palate, even minty, with a touch of acidity on the finish
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Drinking recommendations
Will keep until: 2016
Peak: to drink now
Decanting: no
Servicing temperature 16°C – 18°C

Food and wine pairing
Pot au feu, platter of hard cheeses.

Delphis de La Dauphine 2009


Deep ruby red with a nice sparkle. Very elegant on the nose, with sun-ripened red fruits like raspberry, seasoned with a touch of pepper. The same goes for the palate.
with bramble and red currant, in short a good aromatic intensity.
This well-structured wine lives up to the reputation of the famous 2009 vintage.
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Drinking recommendations
Will keep until: 2017
Peak: to drink now
Decanting: no
Servicing temperature 16°C – 18°C
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Food and wine pairing
Grilled veal chops, traditional French toast.

Delphis de La Dauphine 2010


Deep ruby red colour. Clean on the nose with fruit and spice. Velvety on the palate, even satiny, the ripe and fresh tannins give great intensity.
Very long on the finish, this 2010 is just as complex and delicious as one would expect from this vintage.

Drinking recommendations
Will keep until: 2018
Peak: 2015
Decanting: no.
Servicing temperature 16°C – 18°C.

Food and wine pairing
Comté cheese cookies with hazelnuts, brownies with pecan nuts, duck magret with cranberry sauce.

Delphis de La Dauphine 2011


Deep crimson red colour matching the discrete nose of raspberries and crushed red currants. Fresh attack with a soft structure thanks to the silky tannins. Red fruits on the palate. A light, well-balanced wine.
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Drinking recommendations
Will keep until: 2018
Peak: 2014
Decanting: no
Serving temperature: 16°C

Food and wine pairing
Traditional veal fricassee, chicken pasta gratin.

Delphis de La Dauphine 2012


A brilliant crimson red colour, the prerogative of a young wine. Reminiscent of fresh figs on the nose but also liquorice root. Soft attack and supple on the mid-palate. A delicious wine on the finish.

Drinking recommendations
Will keep until: 2020
Peak: 2015-2019
Servicing temperature 16°C
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Food and wine pairing
Basque-style bluefin tuna steak, red fruit crumble.

Delphis de La Dauphine 2013


Raspberry color and beautifully clear. Very fresh on the nose with notes of small red fruits like currants or cranberries. The palate is smooth and reminds the nose.

Drinking recommendations
Will keep until: 2017
Peak: 2015
Decanting: no.
Servicing temperature 16°C
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Food and wine pairing
Panna cotta with red fruits, soft chocolate.

Delphis de La Dauphine 2014


Deep crimson-purple colour. The initial nose is very fresh, with voluptuous notes of strawberry jam. The secondary bouquet develops a more liquoricey character. The attack is lively and supple, with fine tannins. The freshness and hint of liquorice make a pleasant return on the palate.

Drinking recommendations
Will keep until: 2020
Peak: 2018
Decanting: no.
Servicing temperature 16°C – 18°C
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Food and wine pairing
Lamprey in red wine sauce, duck and potato pie.

Delphis de La Dauphine 2015


Deep and bright crimson-purple colour. Powerful nose with notes of fresh red fruits very present. The wine is round and juicy. It is a treat to enjoy everyday but also possible to keep for ageing.

Drinking recommendations
Will keep until: 2023
Peak: 2019
Decanting: 1h before
Servicing temperature 16°C – 18°C
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Food and wine pairing
pata negra, beef tartar, cherry pie..