Dourthe N°1 has a distinctive style and a strong personality, largely as a result of the global approach that no other had dared to undertake until this point.
Dourthe’s involvement at each step of its creation is truly pioneering. Created in 1988 from the unison of Dourthe and its most skilled partner winemakers and grape growers, Dourthe N°1 has rapidly carved its niche as a shining example of great Bordeaux wine. Selecting only the finest plots, using grapes of irreproachable quality, applying stringent vinification methods in the Dourthe N°1 white and rosé wines whilst ageing the reds for 12 months in new French oak barrels for the red, all amount to exceptional results, acclaimed by the press and the trade alike.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard & Vinification Note
For Dourthe N°1 white, the desire to create a great, aromatic wine whose palate is founded on a solid structure made Sauvignon Blanc an obvious choice. In the vineyard, a rigorous selection of parcels takes place to identify the best possible terroir and grape varieties. From tending the vine all the way through to the harvest, the growers work in close collaboration with the Dourthe winemakers. Maceration on the skins and low temperature fermentation combine to release all the best Sauvignon aromas and provide the wine with structure and length.
Maturation on fine lees for 6 months then perfects the balance of the wine and optimises the finesse and intensity of the aromas.
HVE3 and Terra Vitis certified (High environmental value certificates)
“100% Sauvignon blanc, N°1 2021 exudes appealing citrus fruit aromas of lemon and grapefruit, topped off with a mineral note. Initially direct on the palate, the wine reveals the typical poise of Sauvignon on limestone, which balances with exquisite, lingering, and fruity aromatic richness. A fresh, well-balanced wine, culminating in a long, elegant, aroma-rich finish.” Patrick Jestin, CEO Dourthe
Seafood including oysters and prawns, shellfish (moules marinieres), fish-based starters (marinated salmon, ceviche, fish terrine), grilled fish, Asian food and cheeses (goats, comté and St Felicien)