Bordeaux: ‘Pope of white wine’ Denis Dubordieu passes away

Saturday August 20 2016 by Vitisphere

After it was announced that Denis Dubordieu, the owner of Châteaux Doisy-Daëne, Clos Floridène, Reynon, Cantegril and Haura and oenology professor at the university of Bordeaux, had passed away, tributes came flooding in via social media. “Huge sadness on the announcement of Denis Dubordieu’s death. Denis, we all loved you”, wrote Nicolas de Rouyn, blogger for Bettane & Desseauve. The chairman of the Aquitaine regional council expressed his sadness in the following words: “Denis Dubordieu fundamentally transformed Bordeaux wines. In fact, with great admiration he was dubbed the “Pope of white wine” worldwide. The wine world today is not the same without him”.

Born in 1949 in Barsac, the professor left an indelible mark on the world of wine through his lectures, which marked generations of students, as well as his consultancy business and knowledge of white wine making. He guided and advised numerous estates in Bordeaux and elsewhere. He was director of the Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences and had just been awarded the Legion of Honour.

 

Source: Vitisphere. Photo: Denis Dubordieu receiving the Legion of Honour in March 2016, University of Bordeaux.

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