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    741
  • Producer ranking ?

    2
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

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The Story

The new facilities were designed with a view to optimizing the selection of parcels (wooden and concrete vats with capacities to match the size of each parcel). Vinification is carried out in accordance with the tannic characteristics of the grapes.

The press wines from each vat are separated into barrels before undergoing a selection procedure. This work, based entirely on the tasting of the musts and then the wines, culminates in the subtle alchemy of blending, enabling the fruit of each parcel to transcend in an incomparable ensemble.

The wines are matured in barrels in the cellars at a naturally controlled temperature and humidity. Selection and monitoring of the quality of the barrels, racking procedures, maturing times and the appropriate quantity of egg whites for the fining process are all determined through continuous tasting and analysis.

All of these operations enable the wine to develop and then to age in harmony.

 

• A.O.C: Margaux

• Classification: Second Grand Cru Classé in 1855

• Area: 55 hectares

• Soil: deep gravel from the Quaternary period (Günz and Mindel) with a sand/clay matrix

• Grape varieties: 70% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc , 24% Merlot

• Density of planting: 6,600 to 7,700 vines/hectare

• Vinification: wooden and concrete vats with capacities that enable each parcel to be treated separately

• Maturing: an average of eighteen months in Bordeaux type barrels made from fine grain oak from the forests of central France. 35 to 45 % of the barrels are renewed every year

• Owner: Gonzague Lurton

• Director: Jérôme Héranval

 

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Vintage 2022

Bordeaux 2022 vintage will stay in the memory of the world of wine as the exceptional vintage which kept a lot of surprises. The year started well with bud break at a normal date, so the frost in early April did not too much damage. The flowering started in mid-May and in optimal conditions. June brought stormy rains which were able to partially reconstitute de water reserves of the soil, however hail fell locally with sometimes very important damages. The fruit  set took place a hydric limited context, which determines the small size of the berries. Veraison begun in mid-July in hot and dry conditions. August was hot however it kept a contrast of day and night temperatures, therefore the conditions for ripening the grapes were perfect. The white wines were harvested at a historically early date already in August. Also the reds were harvested very early at the beginning of September. Good news for the noble sweet wines: botrytis developed thanks to rain in early October and resulted in wines of great purity. 

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Ruby. Scented, blackberries, anise, dark fruits, liquorice nose, nuanced and detailed.
Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark fruits, blackberries, layered, blackberries, juicy, layered and nuanced, deep, rich and energetic, long. The best ever Durfort-Vivens, a property doing so much right and now it is really escalating in the bottle. 

 

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