Château Duplessy is named after a family who settled in the Bordelais in the 16th century and were members of parliament.
We know for certain the vineyards of Château Duplessy have existed since 1728.
The present owners, Josiane and Willi Liebherr, have restored and modernised the château while respecting its historic architecture.
For the production of our red wines, the grape types are composed of the three noble grape varieties of the Bordeaux region in the following proportions:
Merlot 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%, Cabernet Franc 15%.
For our white wines:
Sémillon 20%, Sauvignon Blanc 70%, Muscadelle 5%, Sauvignon Gris 5%.
The average age of the vines is 30 years.
Since 2010 the owners have chosen to cultivate the vineyards according to the principles of environmentally respectful organic viticulture, using only natural products for organic winemaking.
In 2014 the Bio-Ecocert label was granted.
A further step forward was taken by opting for biodynamic viticulture, as from the 2018 vintage. That year the wines of Château Duplessy were certified Demeter.
Our stainless steel fermentation vats come in various sizes, in order to distinguish the original vineyard plots. In this way the resulting variations in wine produced from each area can be handled differently.
The vats are thermo-regulated, with temperature constantly controlled by our cellar master to ensure conservation of the aromas of our wines.
MATURATION IN BARRELS
In our wine cellars we use an automatic bottling system. After filling, the remaining air in the bottle neck is extracted in order to ensure optimum conservation and wine aging.
Corks made of extra high quality cork are used for Château Duplessy’s wines.