Château la Dournie

France

The Château la Dournie is located in the picturesque village of Saint-Chinian and has been the property of the Étienne family for six generations. Since 1870, the family house is the birthplace of the family, welcoming each generation and reflecting all values of a Languedoc lifestyle.

Today, the affairs of the family business and the 14 hectares of organically farmed vineyards are managed by Véronique Étienne. Her biggest delight as grower and vigneron is to share the pleasure of a beautiful table and a bottle of wine. Success to her is defined by her ability to inspire her children to continue the family’s journey and adventure.

The key aspects that influence the activities in the vineyards and cellar are nature and simplicity, working in compliance with a strong environmental heritage handed down through generations.

Wines

Le Blanc de la Dournie · Profile

A beautifully crafted blend of Roussane (60%), Vermentino (30%), and Viognier (10%). The wine has an inviting, intense yellow colour with gold reflections. The aroma is an intriguing combination of expressive exotic fruits and refreshing citrus. The taste is fruity and refreshing with notes of white flower and a balancing crisp acidity.

SKU 812058

Le Blanc de la Dournie · Pairing

Well chilled, this wine is a refreshing aperitif. It pairs well with charcuterie, soft goat cheese, tapinade, salads, and grilled fish.

Le Rouge de la Dournie · Profile

An enticing blend in equal parts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah. Grown on 25-year old vines, the grapes are harvested in early September. The colour is bright red with a trim of youthful purple. The aroma is a combination of juicy red fruits with notes of blackberry and black currant. On the palate we have the same expressive juicy red fruits with spicy notes of freshly ground pepper.

SKU 812059

Le Rouge de la Dournie · Pairing

A perfect match with grilled vegetables and ratatouille. It pairs well with grilled chicken, pork, goat cheese, and camembert.

Château La Dournie Classique Rouge Saint-Chinian · Profile

A beautiful, rich blend of Syrah (50%), Carignan (25%), and Grenache (25%). The grapes are manually harvested from 35-year old vines. After a temperature controlled fermentation, the wine is matured for 12 months in stainless steel vats. The colour is deep red with purple highlights. In the n ose we find an elegant mix of olive tapenade, nutmeg, and black cherry. On the palate it delivers black fruit, mocha and undertones of menthol flavours.

SKU 812061

Château La Dournie Classique Rouge Saint-Chinian · Pairing

This wine pairs well with grilled poultry and pork as well as traditional mediterranean preparations. Also a good choice with spicy dishes.

Château la Dournie Saint-Chinian Etienne · Profile

The special proprietary house wine of the Etienne family composed of Syrah (60%). Grenache (25%), and Carignan (15%). The grapes are manually harvested from 35-year old vines, followed by temperature fermentation in steel tanks. After fermentation, the wine is first aged for 12 months in barrique, followed by another 12-month maturation period in stainless steel vats. The resulting colour is a deep red with purple highlights. In the nose we get ripe fruit aromas with spicy, peppery notes. The taste is an intriguing combination of almonds, hazelnuts, dark berries and black pepper.

SKU 812062

Château la Dournie Saint-Chinian Etienne · Pairing

A good choice with grilled red meats, steaks, barbecued ribs, Mediterranean dishes, and chocolate cake.