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Chateau Durfort-Viviens Margaux 2eme Cru Classe [En Primeur- due winter 2025] 2022

13% abv

Vol- 75cl

Perfumed dark cherries with touches of balsamic and spice. There is a velvety mouthfeel with super fine tannins and structure. The Margaux fragrance shines through on the long fine-grained finish. Dense yet precise and hugely enjoyable! 5-15 years.

The overall style of the successful wines display soft tannins, freshness and purity, over concentration and riper, darker fruits. Margaux, which is prized for its aromatic qualities shines in this department, with strong floral and red fruit notes, offering an intoxicating mélange of floral, earthy and spicy scents along with cedar, tobacco and black raspberry notes, it’s very apparent something brilliant is about to happen. In the glass, you’ll find elegance and refinement. The fruits are on the red side but the tannins are so delicate, the juice so plentiful, that attention is elsewhere. Plot and tailor-made vinification. Alcoholic fermentation with natural yeasts. Pumping over a once per day for a soft extration. 21 days of maceration. No imput during all the vinification.

£354.00  Per Case 6 x 75cl (6 x £59.00)   exclusive of Duty and VAT.

Limited stock, only 3 remaining

Important. This is a bonded product and is priced exclusive of Duty and VAT. Wines must be purchased by the unmixed case. The case size is detailed in the Product Details. After purchase we will contact you to arrange either the wine's continued storage in a bonded warehouse as designated by HM Customs & Excise or for the payment of the pertinent Duty and VAT, where after delivery can be arranged. Transfer & delivery fees will be charged at cost.

Château Durfort-Vivens is a Bordeaux wine estate in the Margaux appellation. One of the grands crus classés (classified grands crus) of the Médoc, it was ranked as a second growth in the original 1855 Classification. The estate is overseen by Gonzague Lurton, who took over running the property in the early 1990s.

It was one of the estates visited by future US president and known wine-lover, Thomas Jefferson, just before the French Revolution. Jefferson, who was then ambassador to France, produced his own ranking of the châteaux of the Médoc, rating Durfort-Vivens just under Lafite, Latour and Margaux.

Like numerous holdings in the area, the estate in the post-revolutionary era of the 19th Century was marked by a succession of owners. This continued into the 20th Century before the château was bought by the Lurton family (who at that time also held a stake in Château Margaux, only a few hundred meters to the northeast) in 1937.

In 1962, Lucien Lurton, of the same family, bought the estate. He passed the running of the château onto his son, Gonzague, in 1992. Since then, Gonzague Lurton has revamped the cellars and, in more recent times, converted the estate to organics (certified by Ecocert in 2015) and biodynamics (first certified by Demeter in 2017).

The 55-hectare (136-acre) vineyard is planted on deep gravel soils over a sand and clay base. Roughly 70 percent of this is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, with 24 percent Merlot and 6 percent Cabernet Franc.

In the winery, there are a range of wooden and concrete vats sized to match specific vineyard parcels. Following fermentation, winemakers select the best barrels to hold the grand vin – usually around 40 percent of production – and wine typically spends around 18 months in French oak barriques, with 35 to 45 percent new wood.

The remainder goes into the second wine: Vivens de Durfort-Vivens (formerly Segond de Durfort). The estate also produces Le Relais de Durfort Vivens and Jardins de Durfort, both reportedly alternate labellings of the second wine.

Reference #:
13 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles

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