Chateau Dauzac (Andre Lurton)

Producer Information

  • Wine region:  Margaux

Producer Description

Details: Margaux, 5ème cru classé, 40ha, gravelly

Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon 58%, Merlot Noir 37%, Cabernet Franc 5%

History:

In the far south of the appellation, and like several other Médoc vineyards, Dauzac harbours a celtic flavour. Irish first, since Thomas Michael Lynch in the mid-1700s expanded the single-plot to more or less its modern proportions. Then the Scot Nathanial Johnston, big on wine shipping and cellaring and with interests in Latour and Ducru-Beaucaillou. But just as quality was rising, downy mildew struck. No sooner was that sorted (the famed copper sulphate treatment being first tried out here) than war and recession brought a new downturn. In the 1980s Moroccan buyer Felix Châtelier found the way back - a new cuvier, replanting, renovation of the cellars. In 1988, French insurance group MAIF took over, shrewdly engaging André Lurton as manager four years later.

Contact details

Write to SE du Chateau Dauzac 33460 Labarde France
Telephone 05 57 88 32 10
Fax 05 57 88 96 00