Dourthe are one of the best and most successful wine producers in Bordeaux.
They own a number of leading chateaux throughout Bordeaux including the Bordeaux Superieur, Chateau Pey La Tour, Classed Growth Ch. Belgrave, and La Garde in Pessac-Léognan.
They are also involved in ventures in Argentina (Clos de los Siete) and in Languedoc (Ch. de Serame).
They specialise in brilliant blends for generic wines and their highly acclaimed, signature wine is called Essence.
Essence is a new type of wine for Bordeaux as it is a blend of wines from 3 different appellations, Haut-Medoc, St Estèphe and Pessac-Leognan.
A tiny amount, only 6000 bottles are available of this wine each vintage.