DOURTHE RECEIVES TOP FRENCH PRODUCER AWARD AT IWSC
Vins et Vignobles Dourthe, which owns a portfolio of properties and brands in Bordeaux and the Languedoc, scoops the French producer trophy at the IWSC Awards.
Dourthe, one of Bordeaux’s highly respected producers, which owns several Bordeaux châteaux and brand leaders Dourthe No 1 and Dourthe Barrel Select, has won the coveted Vinimpo Award for the Top French Wine Producer of the Year at the IWSC Awards.
Speaking on behalf of Dourthe, newly appointed President, Patrick Jestin, who travelled from Bordeaux to collect the Trophy said, “We are extremely honoured to have been selected for this prestigious award in recognition of our viticultural work in Bordeaux and in the Languedoc. In line with Dourthe’s commitment to quality, we only choose the best terroirs for our grapes and these, matched with modern production methods and a dedicated, passionate young team, have enabled us to produce a range of exceptional wines from different appellations at every level.”
Not only is quality a by-word at Dourthe, but the strategy initiated by Jean-Marie Chadronnier alongside Patrick Jestin has always been focused on delivering consistency at all price points. Dourthe No 1 and the Dourthe Barrel Select range represent the very essence of a modern Bordeaux brand whilst individual châteaux like Pey la Tour, La Garde, Reysson and Belgrave are winning distinction in their respective categories whilst remaining an affordable choice for consumers.
The more recent venture in the Languedoc at Château de Sérame is proof that the magic touch of Dourthe extends beyond the Bordeaux region. Having taken over the management of the estate in 2001, Dourthe has imposed strict viticultural practices similar to those adopted in Bordeaux, to turn around this 175 hectare vineyard matched with exemplary winemaking to maximise the potential of Sérame’s extraordinary variety of soils.
This latest recognition for Dourthe follows the esteemed ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ which was presented to Jean-Marie Chadronnier by the International Wine Challenge in September.