Relais de Durfort-Vivens 2016

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Relais de Durfort-Vivens 2016

Margaux Second vin Red | 13.5°

Ref : 483829

29.50 29, 50

Bottle 75 cL

i.e. 39.30 € / liter

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  • Keeping level 2021
  • Service temperature 17°
  • Grapes Merlot
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Cabernet Franc

Our food and wine pairings

  • Game
  • Red meats
  • Strong cheese

Our oenologists' opinion


This tasting is all about greediness and temper, already perceptible at nose with fragrances of red fruits syrup. It is followed by toasted and grilled scents. In mouth, this garnet-colored wine features finesse and balance. The tasting ends with a frank and very greedy finish as well as a great winey taste and nice melted tannins.



Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.

Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.

Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.

Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.

Do you know ?

A good alternative to prestigious growths of Bordeaux, the second wines promise great vintages. From the youngest of large plots of Bordeaux castles, they live on the same land and benefit from a unique expertise in viticulture and winemaking.

Domain and appellation

  • Château Durfort-Vivens

    The Château Durfort-Vivens owes its name to the Durfort de Duras, powerful family from the south-west that moved to Margaux in the 14th century. In 1824, the viscount of Vivens added its name to the one of Durfort. The reputation of the domain is at its peak. In 1961, Lucien Lurton, impassionate and defender of wine-making terroirs purchased and restored the vineyard. Its son Gonzague inherit of the property in 1992. He modernizes the exploitation to enhance the quality of this one of a kind terroir.

    • Terroir: Located in the towns of Margaux, Cantenac and Soussans, the vineyard of 55 hectares is based on knolls made of deep and poor gravels.
    • Viticulture: Harvests are manuals.
    • Wine-making: This step is done using concrete and wooded tanks. The wine ages for 18 months in oak barrels coming from the center of France.


  • Main grape
    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Grapes Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
  • Grapes
    • Merlot : 19%
    • Cabernet Sauvignon : 79%
    • Cabernet Franc : 2%

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