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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.
Gravel from the Quaternary Period
70 % Cabernet Sauvignon
25 % Merlot
5 % Cabernet franc
New barrels: 50%
Vivens / Relais de Durfort-Vivens