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The vineyard of Château La Gurgue spreads on 10 hectares.

This Cru Bourgeois had a decent “career” until the arrival of Bernadette Villars in 1978, which was already known as the brilliant owner of Château Chasse Spleen. At the time, the vineyard of La Gurgue was in poor condition and some plots were almost deserted. And it was the same for the winery.

Bernadette Villars therefore undertook to upgrade the technical equipment and restore this great vineyard. From this time on, the wine has impressively improved its quality and has ranked equal with the best Margaux wines.

This progress was hailed a decade later in 1988, when 50 major tasters, gathering for the event "Test of the style of Margaux" , ranked it as one of the ten most typical Margaux wines with eight other Classified Growths and Cru Bourgeois.

A typical terroir of "Margaux".

Since 1993, Claire Villars has carried on the work of her mother in enhancing this precious vineyard. She has achieved the challenge of making fine and elegant wines with an elegant character, which has made the fame of the Margaux style in the world.

Half of the plots are surrounded by the vineyard of Château Margaux. The vineyard of Château La Gurgue is located on the northeastern flank of Margaux, on a beautiful plateau in Curton. This is an exceptional soil composed of fine and deep gravels.

This extremely thick layer is very draining and will favor the deep rooting of the plants in search of some water and nutrients. It results in the concentration of the grapes and their quality. The rest of the vineyard is located in the town of Soussans on sandy and gravelly soils. The vines are about 30 years of age. The planting is 60% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot and 5% petit verdot.

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CHATEAU LA GURGUE / 33bis rue de la Trémoille / 33 460 Margaux / 33 (0)5 57 88 76 65 / chateau@ferriere.com