Château Dauzac is located in Margaux and is ranked a 5th Growth from the 1855 Classification of Bordeaux. The Château is famous for its vineyard management, which includes the first successful use of the Bordeaux Mixture (a mix of copper sulfate and lime to combat downy mildew), as well as the introduction of vinification techniques like using ice to control the temperature of fermentation.
Today, Laurent Fortin continues the history of innovation that is a hallmark of the château. In 2013 the team created a second label, Aurore de Dauzac, as part of an inventive process to identify new terroirs in their vineyards. The wine comes from a careful selection of young vines on specific plots of gravel soils. The vision, in collaboration with Stéphanie, is to produce an expression of a specific geology of the vineyard, while also providing an aromatically driven wine that retains and showcases the classic character of Margaux. Well, they did it, and at an incredible value too!
Region: Margaux, France
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot