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Promesse de Dourthe


Promesse de Dourthe

Promesse de Dourthe is the fruit of a close-knit partnership between our winemakers and partner growers in Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux, who work together to identify premium plots of organically-grown vines capable of producing grapes of the finest quality. The grapes undergo pre-fermentation cold maceration, resulting in elegant wines replete with fresh fruit character. The wine is then matured in stainless-steel tanks and racked several times to enhance the ageing process and promote complex aromas and well-integrated, soft tannins. With patience, yet determination, we await exactly the right moment to release the wine at its absolute peak.

Vinification & Ageing

Vinified traditionally in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks, undergoing pre-fermentation cold maceration.

Matured in stainless-steel tanks.

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Tasting notes

Promesse de Dourthe 2020 is ruby red in colour and exceptionally bright, releasing a panoply of fresh, red fruit aromas of raspberry, strawberry and cherry on the exquisite bouquet. Unctuous tannins bring structure on the palate and culminate in a finish marked by fruit purity.


100% Merlot

Medals and Accolades

- 16/20

Purplish crimson. Pale rim. Lively, fresh, very fruity wine that's so exuberant it bounds out of the glass like a puppy out of a kennel. On the nose it's obviously got more to give. Bone-dry finish with some tannin well in evidence. Not yet ready.

Tasting notes

Attractive ruby-red in appearance, effusing delicious fresh fruit notes. Initially soft on the palate, the wine releases notes of strawberries and black cherries, underpinned by a rich tannic backbone. Perfectly balanced, the wine culminates in a well-rounded finish backed by pure fruit character.


100% Merlot

Medals and Accolades

Frankreich Spezial/Groupe Meininger

Merlottrauben von Biowinzern aus Blaye wurden von den Önologen des Hauses Dourthe zunächst kalt mazeriert, um den Schalen besonders frische Fruchtnoten zu entziehen. Die Gärung fand in Edelstahltanks unter Temperaturkontrolle statt und der Wein wurde darin mit mehreren Abstichen ausgebaut. In der Nase frische Kirschen und Cassis, am Gaumen rund und harmonisch, mit sanften, verschmolzenen Tanninen und guter Ausdauer. Bio. 

- 90/100

Pretty aromas on the nose, smells delicate with a soft perfume. The texture is smooth and this has a lovely delicate frame, giving support to the softly sweet red berry fruit. Great acidity from start to finish keeps things lively on the palate and this has a great, quite pure, fun expression of pure Merlot. Lifted finish. No oak ageing, no blending. Parcel from one grower.

Drinking Window 2022 - 2030

Wine Enthusiast
- 91/100

Produced from a selection of parcels of organic grapes across Blaye, this wine is generously structured, with full black fruits and tannins. The juicy aftertaste promises well. Drink from 2024. Organic.
- 90/100

This is a round and easy red with berry, plum and chocolate notes. Medium-bodied with soft tannins and a sweet fruit aftertaste. Pure merlot from organically grown grapes.
- 88/100

...un premier opus sur un millésime très porteur, 2019, qui rivalise de charme et de gourmandise dans une texture juteuse des plus intéressantes.

Un nez dédié au plaisir du fruit, aux notes de fruits noirs, de mure, de cassis. Texture juteuse et veloutée, bien équilibrée également pour un vin de plaisir aux beaux tannins suaves. Excellent rapport qualité-prix. 

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