Château La Dominique - Saint Emilion

The Château La Dominique is a Grand Cru Classé AOC Saint-Emilion. Situated near the border between Pomerol and Saint Emilion, the 29-hectare vineyard benefits from the natural freshness and elegance of the two terroirs.

What are the specificities of Château La Dominique?

The Château La Dominique has a long history in the region dating back to the 1700s. The estate takes its name from a Caribbean island, Dominica, where the original owner of the property earned his fortune.

Owned by the Fayat family since 1969. The Château La Dominique has undergone many changes over the last two decades since it was obtained by Clément Fayat: installation of new drainage systems, construction of a new wine cellar, purchase of additional land to increase the size of the vineyard. Jean-Luc Thunevin has become a consultant at the Château in 2007.

The Fayat family recently bought the Vieux Fortin, a 5-hectare vineyard in Saint-Émilion which has been incorporated into La Dominique.

The estate offers a wine tasting composed of 3 grape varieties:

  • Merlot 81%
  • Cabernet Franc 13%
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 6%

The aim of the estate is to increase the share of Cabernet Franc in the vineyard to reach 20% of the total plantation.

The terroir of the estate is deep gravel on clay with a little sand in the soil. It is a terroir that can be found in its neighbour's vineyard, Château Cheval Blanc, which partly explains the refined style of the wine at both properties. Located not far from the Château Cheval Blanc and Château Figeac in Saint Emilion and also bordering the Chateau Conseillante and L'Evangile in Pomerol, the estate enjoys an ideal location.

The oldest part of the vineyard was planted in 1967. Today, the estate is experimenting with biodynamic agriculture. The aim is to apply biodynamic cultivation to the whole vineyard.

With its modernity, the estate has insulated stainless steel vats with thermo-regulated doubled walls and variable capacity allowing very precise vinification, plot by plot. At Château La Dominique, the fermentation takes place in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats with a maceration of 25-35 days. The wine is then raised on its lees for five to six months with stirring during the first month.

The estate also produces a second wine "Saint Paul de Dominique".

Best vintages of the Château La Dominique: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2005, 2000, 1990, 1989, 1982

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