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Dourthe-Kressmann

The company was founded in 1840 when Pierre Dourthe (* 1811) married in the commune of Lit-et-Mixe in Southwest France one wine trade opened. His son Jean Dourthe (1841-1905) moved the company's headquarters to Bordeaux in 1870. The two sons Jules alias Georges (1871-1946) and Arthur Dourthe (1875-1963) founded their own trading business in 1910 under the name "George Dourthe et Compagnie". As a result, several wineries were taken over. The two brothers André (1901-1975) and Roger Dourthe (1900-1984) founded their own company under the name "Dourthe Frères". Roger's son Philippe joined the company in 1964. Finally, in 1966 there was a merger with the Kressmann company, founded in 1871, in the form of the CVBG Dourthe-Kressmann group (Compagnie des Vins de Bordeaux et de la Gironde). Philippe Dourthe then left this company in 1982 and founded the trading company "Dourthe Pere et Fils". In 1983, Delor's wine trading company, founded in 1864 by Alphonse Delor, also came to CVBG. Finally, in 2007 Alain Thiénot (Champagne) took over the majority shares. Patrick Jestin has been the CEO since 2008.

The company owns wineries in the Bordeaux with a total area of 365 hectares and in Languedoc with 260 hectares. These are Château Belgrave (Haut-Médoc), Château Le Boscq (St-Estèphe), Château La Garde (Pessac-Léognan, Graves), Château Maucaillou (Moulis-Médoc), Château Clos de la Tour (Bordeaux), Château Reysson (Haut-Médoc), Château de Sérame (Languedoc) and Château Teyssier (St-Émilion). The company also owns the Clos de los Siete winery in Argentina, There will be some brand wines produced under AOC Bordeaux. These are “Beau Mayne”, “Le Cardinal” and the most successful brand “Dourthe No. 1 "with a red wine ( Merlot. Cabernet Sauvignon ) and a white wine ( Sauvignon Blanc ). The flagship is the barrel-aged red wine "Essence" with an annual quantity of only 6,000 bottles, that of special locations with eight hectares of vineyards in the areas Saint-Estèphe. Haut-Médoc and Pessac-Léognan is blended. Partnerships exist with some wineries, for example Dourthe has the sole distribution right for the production of the Château Tronquoy-Lalande (Médoc-Saint-Estèphe) and provides technical support.

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