Château La Gurgue
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The history of Château LaGurgue is closely linked to the village of Margaux. Successively,two owners of the vineyard raced for the Town Hall of Margaux and won.
The first was a wealthy Portuguese banker, Mr. Peixotto. In 1871, he added to the vineyard some lands, which were located around the Parish of Margaux.
Later, another mayor of Margaux, Mr Camille Lenoir became the owner of Château La Gurgue. He gave his name to the Château and enriched it with some valuable plots surrounded by the vineyard of Château Margaux.
The Château then returned to its original name "La Gurgue", which is a locality of the village.
In 1978, Jacques Merlaut and his daughter Bernadette Villars, already owner of Château Chasse-Spleen, bought Château La Gurgue. Since 1993, it's Claire Villars-Lurton who is carrying on the work of her mother and grandfather.
|Owner||Claire VILLARS LURTON|
|Winemaking consultant||Eric BOISSENOT|
|Surface of the wineyard||10 hectares|
|Soil||Deep gravels and coarse sands on limestone|
|Average age of vineyard||30 ans|
|Density||10 000 plants/ha|
|Plantation||50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot|
|Winemaking||Traditional, in concrete and wood vats whose volumes are proportional to the plots|
|Ageng||20% new oak, 16 months in barrels|