Marks and reviews
Château Durfort-Vivens takes its name from the Durfort de Duras family, who settled in the Margaux appellation in the 14th century, and from Viscount Robert Labat de Vivens, who inherited the estate in 1824 and associated it with his name.
Acquired in 1937 by the owners of Château Margaux, one of whose main shareholders at the time was the Lurton family, this Second Grand Cru Classé became the property of Lucien Lurton in 1961 and then of his son, Gonzague Lurton, in 1992.
Château Durfort-Vivens is renowned for the precision and elegance of its wines, with some aged in amphorae. Today, the estate has the largest amphora cellar in the world.
Château Durfort-Vivens is a Margaux wine from a 65-hectare vineyard planted on a deep gravel terroir with a sandy-clay subsoil. In 2016, Château Durfort-Vivens became the first of the Margaux Cru Classés to obtain Organic Farming and Biodynamic certification. While the wines have held the "zero residue" label since 2014, the estate has also been HVE and EMS certified since 2019.
Winemaking and ageing
Vinification by plot. Alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Daily pumping over to encourage gentle extraction. Vatting for 21 days. Aged for 18 months in new barrels (70%) and amphora (30%).
Château Durfort-Vivens 2022 is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (84%) and Merlot (16%).