Château Daugay

Château Daugay

Country of Origin:

France

Established:

1807

About
Set in a beautiful landscape of prestigious vines as far as the eye can see, Château Daugay is located at the foot of the southern and southwestern part of the Saint-Emilion slope. Like a lookout protecting the village, the 5.5 hectare estate takes its name from geai, meaning "jay". Records of the name Daugay go back more than 500 years. It comes from the presence of jays – called daou gay in local patois – that congregated on the hills and slopes that now bear this name. The inimitable strident cry of these birds with multi-coloured plumage warns their family that intruders have come into the forest.
Like jays, Château Daugay keeps a watch on the horizon, as far as the neighbouring village of Saint-Emilion, and also has a wide vocal range... of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon notes. These enable Daugay to "sing the wine's tune" by perpetuating meticulous techniques handed down from generation to generation. And, like its emblematic bird, Daugay unfolds its wings of modernity and innovation to fly towards the future.

Château Daugay is a "rare bird" that was able to take off thanks to a family of enthusiastic winegrowers. They share a love for their terroir and freshly-picked grapes handed down from previous generations. As managers of this beautiful estate, Hélène Grenié and her husband do their utmost to take advantage of their outstanding terroir and express its full potential. This entails draining the soil, green harvesting, leaf thinning, sustainable vineyard management, etc. They are fully aware that quality calls for unstinting efforts at every stage by the winemaking team, who seek nothing short of perfection. The Grenié family can count on their 3 children to take up the challenge and write a new page in the château's history.