One of our favourite chateaux in Bordeaux, the beautiful Château de la Dauphine in Fronsac, will be certified organic from vintage 2015, now resting in the chateau cellar. We have visited the chateau on a regular basis since a few years back and we have understood that, among other things, the fact that the chateau actually lies, with its vineyards, in the middle of the town of Fronsac, makes organic farming particularly important.
Bordeaux has had some difficult vintages during Château de la Dauphine’s conversion. They lost grapes in both 2012 and 2013. But they were not discouraged. 2015, however, was good both in terms of quantity and quality. “2015 will most certainly prove to be an exceptional vintage for us”, says Marion Merker at Château de la Dauphine.
Château de la Dauphine also works according to biodynamic principles in vineyard but has no biodynamic certification. Read more: chateau-dauphine.com
Curious to know more? La Dauphine is often on the program for our wine tour to Bordeaux. Join us there this autumn!