Château Durfort-Vivens

WHY BUY IT ?

  • 2nd Grand Cru Classé of the famous 1855 classification
  • The wines of Durfort Vivens are renowned for the finesse and smooth complexity
  • Plot selection that allows the vine to work more closely in order to extract the best quality possible
  • New facilities to optimize the selection of plots
  • Biodynamic viticulture : DEMETER Certification since vintage 2016
  • 2nd harvest in biodynamic viticulture
  • A quality/price ratio not to be missed for a wine of the Margaux appellation

The history of Château Durfort-Vivens dates back to the 14th century when the Durfort de Duras family moved to Margaux and builds le château. A few centuries later, Robert-Adrien Labat de Vivens became the unique owner and teases his name to the castle in 1824, from there, it became Château Durfort-Vivens. The Château Margaux, owned by the Lurton family, bought the castle in 1937.

The terroir extends over 55 ha on deep ridges. The harvest is done manually. The plot vinification takes place in wooden vats, cement and stainless steel. The wine aging lasts an average of 18 months in oak barrels from Bordeaux type (which are renewed annualy between 35 and 45%). Since 2013, Château Durfort-Vivens has been in transition to organic certification.

The tasting offers notes of blackberry, blueberry and undergrowth. The palate is medium-bodied with bold tannins. The finish is energetic, full of tension with a slightly salty note at the end.

 

Their Team: 

  • Owner: Gonzague LURTON