Important winegrower family in the Bordeaux
, which has made a special contribution to the winemaking of white wines. Georges Dubourdieu acquired the Château Doisy-Daëne estate in 1924 (Barsac, Sauternes). Son Pierre Dubourdieu (1923 - ????) produced in 1962 in Sauternes the first dry white wine in the usual way today. Until then, only sweet wines of simple quality were common. Since 2000, the family business "Denis Dubourdieu Domaines" by Denis Dubourdieu (* 1949) with his wife Florence is headed, supported by the sons Fabrice and Jean-Jacques.
The property includes the four wineries Château Doisy-Daëne
with secondary wines Château Cantegril (Barsac), Château Haura (Cérons, Graves), Château Reynon (Cadillac) and Clos Floridene (Graves). The total of 135 hectares of vineyards are after ecological Regulated or certified ISO 14001 environmental standards. Every year around 600,000 bottles of wine are produced; 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 the professor in charge of the Oenology faculty as successor to Pascal 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 regarding the aging
of white wines for which he has an oak barrel fermentation with Maceration propagated. He also works for several wineries, including for Château Cheval Blanc
and Château La Tour-Martillac