Wines from Chateau Durfort-Vivens

Chateau Durfort-Vivens

Château Durfort-Vivens has a long and rich history dating (14th century). It was built by the Durfort de Duras family and it remained in their possession for centuries. In 1824 Robert-Adrien Labat de Vivens bought the estate, this way the name was extended with Vivens and became Château Durfort-Vivens. The Lurton family, who owns Château Margaux, purchased the estate in 1937.

The Margaux appellation is one of the most prolific communal appellations in the Médoc region, with 21 properties graded in 1855. It covers 15000 hectares, and the vineyards of Château Durfort-Vivens are spread over three administrative areas: Margaux, Cantenac, and Soussans. The castle is surrounded by some of the most famous names of the Margaux appellation, including Château Margaux to the northeast and Château Marquis de Terme to the southwest.

The soil at Château Durfort-Vivens is composed of deep gravels, which provide excellent drainage and allow for deep rooting of the plants. This, in turn, leads to the concentration of fruit. The climate in the area is a fine mix of air currents from the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde. The Landes forest provides shelter, making the climate temperate. It is a mild and wet oceanic climate that allows for moderate temperature changes.

The harvest at Château Durfort-Vivens is done manually, vinification in wooden vats and stainless steel. The wine is aged for an average of 18 months in oak barrels, which are renewed annually (around 40%). Since 2013, the castle has been transitioning to organic certification.

In the 1855 classification for the Paris World's Fair, Château Durfort-Vivens was named Second Grand Cru Classé.

The last 10 years Durfort Vivens was rated inceasingly higher by professional wine reviewers. The 2019 -2022 wines were rated high in the 90's.

Read more
Chateau Durfort-Vivens
Added to favorites.