News – Château de la Dauphine



News from the Château

HISTORY, EVENTS AND NEWS
12 September 2017

Tic Tac

Grappes are slowly ripening … Harvest is soon to be !  
29 August 2017

A vineyard committed to sustainable practices

For several years now, Château de La Dauphine has demonstrated its respect for both nature and humankind with a variety of ethical and environmental initiatives. These fall into three broad categories: Environmentally-friendly practices: Encouragement of biodiversity Biological […]
17 August 2017

Bottling vintage 2015

After blending and fining, Château de La Dauphine 2015 is finally ready to be bottled this week. This is one of the greatest vintage of Bordeaux, by the quality and quantity and for us it is also […]
9 August 2017

Veraison

Now that the fruits are here, the grapes are slowly ripening. From green, they turn black and get full of sugar with less acidity. Tanins and aromas are also developing. When everything will be ready, we will […]
5 June 2017

Blossoming

Despite the harsh frost that touched Bordeaux (and France) last month, we are lucky at La Dauphine with “only” 20% of loss. We are protected from natural disasters, as frost or hail, thanks to the river Dordogne […]
12 May 2017

La Dauphine on the West Coast of the US

After New York, La Dauphine flew to California in order to meet journalists and potential customers/distributors. It started in San Francisco with a presentation of Château de La Dauphine with different vintages during 2 masterclasses : one […]
10 April 2017

En primeurs 2016

Comments and reviews for our 2016 vintage en primeurs/futures (April 2017). Neal MARTIN 89-91 The 2016 la Dauphine, from the Famille Labrune, has a lifted and quite floral, almost Margaux-like bouquet that opens beautifully in the glass. […]
25 March 2017

Something different for ageing…

Our 2 key words at Château de La Dauphine : quality and elegance, that is why a clay amphora TAVA is now present in the cellar. Hand-made with clay from Italy, this amphora can contain 750L. The pores […]
15 March 2017

Rosé de La Dauphine

A new wine with a new colour is now available : it is our firts organic rosé, 2016 vintage ! We selected 2 hectares of vines to eleborate this wine made with 80% merlot and 20% cabernet […]
11 March 2017

Terroir and soil

The soil, composing our vineyard,  plays a complex role in viticulture. In line with our organic and biodynamic approach, we decided to consult Lydia and Claude Bourguignon, agricultural engineers (ecological agriculture) in order to study the different […]
18 February 2017

New reviews for La Dauphine 2014 !

Château de La Dauphine gets 3 great new reviews for 2014 vintage. Neal Martin : 92 POINTS The 2014 La Dauphine was a bit of a minx when I tasted it out of barrel, some bottles showing […]
8 February 2017

Pruning time

During winter it is time to prune the vines for a new start. Our vineyard is 53 hectares (120 acres) meaning it is 349 000 vines that our team of 10 people will have to prune for […]