CHÂTEAU DAUZAC 5ÈME CRU CLASSÉ, MARGAUX, BORDEAUX, FRANCE, 2016
Highly refined and precise, the 2015 vintage reflects splendid ripe appes at optimal maturity. The mouthfeel is impressively elegant and smooth. It is well-balanced with a touch of freshness and thus has exceptional ageing potential.
Château Dauzac, a 5th growth Grand Cru Classé Margaux wine according to the 1855 classification, has the privilege of having a one-block 49 hectares vineyard: 45 hectares with the Margaux appellation and 4 hectares with the Haut-Médoc appellation. Located near the Gironde estuary whose influence on the vineyard’s ecosystem is critical, the property is protected from ocean winds thanks to 120 hectares of meadows and forests. This agronomic bubble and unique terroir have made it possible to develop precision farming through plot selection, highlighting the exceptional characteristics of this Grand Cru Classé wine.
Harvesting is naturally manual, respecting the integrity of the fruit. Grapes are transported upstairs in small crates to take advantage of gravity and are carefully sorted twice. They are then put in a latest-generation grape stemmer preserving the quality of the grapes. Every plot is vinified separately in thermo-regulated vats, for the gentle and homogeneous extraction of tannins in the cap.
Type: French Oak
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 60
Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 72% Merlot 28%
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Still wine
Case Size: 6 x 75cl