Château La Dominique was acquired in the late 18th century by a merchant who made a fortune in the Caribbean, and named the estate La Dominique (French for the island of Dominica) in memory of this period of his life.
Clément Fayat purchased La Dominique in 1969 and immediately undertook an ambitious renovation of the vineyard and cellars. The estate is presently managed by Jean-Luc Thunevin (Château Valandraud).
The 23-hectare vineyard in the Saint-Emilion appellation has 5,700 vines/hectare on a deep gravel and sand soil with a clay subsoil. The average age of the vines is 30 years and the grape varieties are Merlot (86%), Cabernet Franc (12%), and Cabernet Sauvignon (2%).
Château la Dominique produces 60-70,000 bottles a year. Since the 2000 vintage, the estate has produced silky, elegant wines not unlike Pomerol in certain vintages.
la Dominique, Saint-Paul-de-Dominique second wine