About Chateau Doisy-Vedrines is located on the clay-limestone rise in Haut Barsac, and is a renowned producer of Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc sweet wines. Classified as a Grand Cru Classe Second Growth in the 1855 classification, the estate was part of the larger Doisy estate before being broken up in the early 1850`s. The soil is ploughed in the traditional way and the grapes are hand-picked in several waves throughout harvest. The Chateau has 35 hectres under vine and is planted with 80% Semillon, 15% Sauvignon and 5% Muscadelle.
Sauternes is the world’s most celebrated dessert wine and Doisy Védrines is one of the best. Despite lying next door to Premiers Crus Châteaux Climens and Coutet, it remains under the radar.
Made from noble rotted grapes, this is the second wine from legendary 2ème Cru Classé Sauternes producer Doisy-Védrines. Buying the second wine of a great château will reward you well. You get a wine lavished with care and precision winemaking, yet pay a sensible price and the wine is ready for drinking earlier. Petit Védrines is a dream sweet wine from this fine 2ème Cru Classé, Doisy Védrines. The property has been in the Castéja family since 1840. Today Pierre Castéja maintains exceptionally high standards and will declassify a whole vintage if he believes the wines aren’t up to scratch. The extensive vineyards lie on Barsac’s highest plateau. Yields are very low and take several tries to pick them just at the right moment. Fermented and aged in barrel for 18 months, this wine is beautifully honeyed and complex. Ideal with blue cheese or tarte tatin.
Description : Rich, golden in colour. Intense aromas of honeysuckle, pineapple, apricot & apple. The palate is full and lush – harmonious citrus, honeyed tropical fruits and a spicy, rich botrytised finish. Wonderfully sweet with a refreshing, balancing acidity and saline streak – the combination offers a complexity of texture and flavours of great length.