Winemaking professor Denis Dubourdieu has reunited two parts of the ancient Doisy estate in Bordeaux's Sauternes province after buying Chateau Doisy-Dubroca from Berenice Lurton for an undisclosed fee.
Doisy-Dubroca is an 1855 classed second progression in the Barsac appellation of Sauternes, but its remaining three hectares of vines were pulled up in 2012. It was once part of the same larger Doisy estate, split eventually into Daene, Vedrines and Dubroca.For Dubourdieu, who already owns Chateau Doisy-Daene, buying Dubroca continues what his father started.‘In 1968, my father bought six hectares of Doisy-Dubroca, which he replanted and incorporated into Doisy-Daene,’ Dubourdieu told Decanter.com. ‘I will nearly certainly do the same with the part that I have bought, but no new planting will take place until 2016, once the soils have sufficiently recovered’.The estate also contains 1000m2 of 18th and 19th Century winemaking buildings and a small chateau, all of which need to be renovated. The cellars will become
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