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Château
Durfort-Vivens

Margaux
Grand Cru Classé en 1855
Gonzague Lurton
Founded in the 14th century by the Durfort de Duras family, the estate stayed in their hands until the 19th century.

In 1824, Viscount de Vivens added his name to that of Durfort. Already a famous wine by the time Thomas Jefferson cited it in the late 18th century, the estate was included among the first of the second growths in the famous 1855 classification. Lucien Lurton acquired
Durfort-Vivens in 1961. His son, Gonzague, presently manages the estate.

His excellent understanding of the terroir and ecologicallyresponsible winegrowing practices are conducive to growing perfectly ripe grapes that produce wines of character.

The environmentally-friendly facilities and techniques used at
Durfort-Vivens result in the optimum expression of grapes from each separate plot. Furthermore, the different-size oak and cement fermentation vats are adapted to the yields of every plot. The wine is aged in cellars that have an ideal natural temperature and humidity.

A superb terroir, state-of-the-art technology, and respect for the environment make Château Durfort-Vivens a truly unique wine.

Gonzague
Lurton
Owner
Château Durfort-Vivens
( Margaux )
Château Durfort-Vivens
3 rue du Général de Gaulle
  - 
33460
 
Margaux
Tel.
+33 (0)5 57 88 31 02
The Château in figures
Area under wine

55 hectares

Production

150,000 bottles

Soil

Gravel from the Quaternary Period

Grape varieties

70 % Cabernet Sauvignon

25 % Merlot

5 % Cabernet franc

Barrel ageing

18 months

New barrels: 50%

Second wine

Vivens / Relais de Durfort-Vivens