Founded in the 14th century by the Durfort de Duras family, the estate stayed in their hands until the 19th century. In 1824, Viscount de Vivens added his name to that of Durfort. Already a famous in the late 18th century (cited by Thomas Jefferson), the estate was included among the first of the second Grand Cru in the famous 1855 classification. Lucien Lurton acquired Durfort-Vivens in 1961. His son, Gonzague, presently manages the estate.
His excellent understanding of the terroir and ecologically-responsible winegrowing practices are conducive to growing perfectly ripe grapes that produce wines with character.
The environmentally-friendly facilities and techniques used at Durfort-Vivens result in the optimum expression of grapes from every separate plot. Furthermore, the different-size oak and cement fermentation vats are adapted to the yields of every plot. The wine is aged in cellars that have an ideal natural temperature and humidity.
A superb terroir, state-of-the-art technology, and respect for the environment make of Château Durfort-Vivens a truly unique wine.
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