Château Doisy-Védrines, the largest of the Doisy estates and a 2éme Cru Classé Barsac property, has been owned by the Castéja family since 1946. Doisy-Védrines's 27 hectares of vineyards are situated on the highest plateau in Barsac. The crop is handpicked by successive selections ('tris') as the workers pass through the vines, selecting only 'botrytised' grapes. This is done three times. The wine ferments in barrels slowly until the beginning of December and rests for a further year before being bottled. The finest barrels are reserved for the first wine but about 40% of production goes into the 'second' wine, DV. Thanks to the botrytis, this wine has developed aromas of exotic fruits, quinces and oranges and has a deliciously smooth finish.