Château La Gurgue

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Château La Gurgue is a wine from Margaux AOC. The actual owner is Claire Villars-Lurton who owne also Château Ferrière, Château Haut-Bages Libéral and Château Domeyne.

History[edit]

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.

Technical informations[edit]

Informations
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

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