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According to oral tradition, “Sieur Duhart” was the name of a corsair under Louis XV who settled in Pauillac when he retired. The corsair’s house in the port of Pauillac inspired the label for Duhart- Milon wines. Since the early 18th century, Duhart-Milon wines served as additional income for the “Lord of Lafite“ and were classified as Château Lafite’s “second wine“, confirming the high quality of the terroir. The 1855 classification elevated Duhart-Milon to Grand Cru Classé status in the commune of Pauillac.
The 75-hectare vineyard in the Pauillac appellation is planted with 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot. It stretches out over the west side of Château Lafite Rothschild on the Milon hillside, which runs along the Carruades de Lafite plateau.
Each vintage is aged in oak barrels from the tonnellerie des Domaines. Barrel ageing varies from 10 to 18 months, depending on the vintage.
Fine gravel mixed with aeolian sand on a limestone subsoil from the Tertiary period
67 % Cabernet Sauvignon
33 % Merlot
New barrels: 50%
Moulin de Duhart