It's impossible to miss this winery with the pretty red facade of Château La Dominique, right in the middle of the Saint-Emilion vineyard landscape and on the edge of the Pomerol appellation. Wine property since the 16th century, its name would have been chosen by Henri Greloud, its owner in the 18th century, in reference to the island of Dominica in the Caribbean, which belonged to the triangular trade and contributed to the wealth of Bordeaux. Acquired in 1969 by the Clément Fayat group, the vineyard has not ceased for several years to be the subject of improvements.
A turning point in its progress was notably its technical complex created by architect Jean Nouvel and inaugurated in 2014. It includes both the winemaking spaces and a rooftop reception point with the restaurant "the red terrace". The latter offers a breathtaking panorama of the surrounding vineyards.
The Château La Dominique will be named Grand Cru Classé from the creation of the classification of Saint-Emilion in 1955, so much so that it was already at the time renowned for the consistency and quality of its wines. It has always maintained this position since that date.
Neighboring prestigious Châteaux such as Cheval Blanc, La Conseillante or l'Evangile, Château La Dominique has a 29-hectare vineyard planted on clay-gravel, clay-limestone and sandy-clay soil. The grape varieties are 89% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines are aged for 16 months in French oak barrels, 60% of which are new.
The property produces a Second wine, Relais de La Dominique.
The Château La Dominique produces some of the most precise and complex wines of Saint-Emilion. They are known for their generosity and offer a beautiful balance between silky tannins and a finesse of fruit.