Important winegrower family in the Bordeaux
, which made a special contribution to the vinification of white wines. Georges Dubourdieu bought the Château Doisy-Daëne winery (Barsac, Sauternes) in 1924. His son Pierre Dubourdieu (1923 - ????) produced the first dry white wine in the Sauternes in 1962 in the usual way today. Until then only sweet quality wines were common. Since 2000 the family business "Denis Dubourdieu Domaines" has been run by Denis Dubourdieu (* 1949) with his wife Florence, supported by the sons Fabrice and Jean-Jacques.
The property comprises the four wineries Château Doisy-Daëne
with second wine Château Cantegril (Barsac), Château Haura (Cérons, Graves), Château Reynon (Cadillac) and Clos Floridene (Graves). The total of 135 hectares of vineyards will be ecological Rules or certified ISO 14001 environmental standards. Around 600,000 bottles of wine are produced annually; Around 60% of these are exported to 40 countries worldwide.
Denis Dubourdieu has also been working at the University of Bordeaux since 1987 and is now Professor of the Faculty of Enology as Pascal's successor Ribéreau-Gayon
(1930-2011). His extensive research activities in the areas of temperature controlled fermentation
, Influence of Botrytis
(Noble rot) on the wines, yeasts
and barrel aging
influenced white wine production throughout France and abroad. He is considered a leading specialist in the aging
of white wines for which he has an oak barrel fermentation Maceration propagated. He also advises several wineries, including for Château Cheval Blanc
and Château La Tour-Martillac