- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Cabernet Franc
This 55 hectare second growth, now owned and run by Gonzague Lurton, is one of the finest in Margaux. It is planted to 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc at a density of 6,600 to 7,700 vines per hectare on deep gravel soils. The grapes are vinified in a mixture of oak and concrete vats and aged for about 18 months in barriques.
Dufort-Vivens is currently undergoing conversion to biodynamic farming. Today 60% of the vineyard is already green, the aim is to reach 100% by the end of 2014.
The wine has lovely colour and elegance with a hint of cedar and violets on the nose, supple tannins on the palate and a velvety fruit that is long and balanced.