Chateau Durfort-Vivens 2eme Cru Classe 2016

Chateau Durfort-Vivens 2eme Cru Classe 2016

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Chateau Durfort Vivens Margaux 2eme Cru Classe

Region: MargauxBordeaux, France

Vintage: 2016

Bottle size: 75cl

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

ABV: 13.5%

An exceptional wine combining smoothness and aromatic freshness. Rich and powerful on the nose, with a harmonious bouquet of black fruits, liquorice, violet and vanilla pod. These aromas carry through on to the palate, supported by mineral freshness and a nice persistence on the finish.

Located in the communes of Margaux, Cantenac and Soussans, the Durfort-Vivens' vines are planted on hilltops made up of deep, poor gravel. This magnificent terroir enables an early optimal ripening of the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, allowing a full expression of the finesse and silkiness of the tannins, resulting in the freshness and elegance characteristic of a great Margaux. All vineyard work is done by hand at the beginning of the vegetative cycle. Pruning is adapted to the vigour of the vine, with the removal of excess buds, shoots and leaves. Gonzague Lurton, the current head of the estate, has introduced organic and biodynamic farming to the vineyard.

Château Durfort-Vivens owes its name to the Durfort de Duras, a powerful family in the south-west of France that came to Margaux in the 14th century. In 1824, the name of Vivens was added when Viscount Robert Labat de Vivens inherited the property.