His grandson, Jean Baptiste Lynch took over the estate and showed his talent as a wine grower and became a remarkable ambassador for Dauzac’s wines, whose quality was recognized by the famous classification created in 1855.In 1863 the estate was bought by the Johnston family; a wine merchant of Scottish origin. The manager of the estate Ernest David worked with Alexis Millardet and the Faculty of Science in Bordeaux, to develop, at Dauzac, the famous “Bouillie Bordelaise” (Bordeaux Mixture) the only efficient remedy against mildew attacks.
In 1988, la M.A.I.F. (insurance company) purchased the estate and undertook a huge program of modernization then started a partnership in 1992 with André Lurton for the running of château Dauzac. André Lurton’s experience was an undeniable asset. Under his energetic leadership, the vineyard came back to life and received utmost care and attention: soil drainage, replanting, plot by plot harvesting etc.
In 2005, Christine Lurton-de Caix took charge of château Dauzac after her father, in collaboration with the technical team from Vignobles André Lurton. With the support of the MAIF, the team at Dauzac also restored the buildings, installing new gates and developing the reception area to welcome customers, guests and the ever-growing number of French and foreign tourists.
As Christine Lurton-de Caix emphasizes: "An excellent wine needs excellent grapes from a vineyard in excellent condition. Every day, we work to maintain and improve the quality of our wines, so that they are expressive, fruity, lively and generally enjoyable, while respecting both the vines and their environment.
Owner : M.A.I.F.
Manager : Christine LURTON
Œnologue : Eric Boissenot
Sols : Graves profondes
Encépagement rouge : Cabernet Sauvignon 60% et Merlot 40%
Superficie : 45 hectares dont 42 en AOC MArgaux et 3 en AOC Haut Médoc
Age moyen des vignes : 35 ans
Densité de plantation : 10 000 pieds/hectare
Vendange manuelle en cagettes avec double tri avant et après érafloir
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