The Castéja family has owned this second growth property in Barsac since 1946, but it remains one of the region's lesser-known châteaux, possibly because it produces its delicious sweet wines in such small quantities.
The current owner is wine merchant Olivier Castéja who believes that a dessert wine's natural acidity needs to be balanced by sweetness. As a result, Doisy-Védrines tends to be richer and fuller than most Barsacs, making it a real pudding wine.
The blend is 85% semillon to 15% sauvignon, which spends 18 months in oak barrels, half of which are new. This wine remains consistent both in quality and value for money. It will keep for between three to 20 years.