Château Durfort-Vivens is a Bordeaux wine estate in the Margaux appellation. One of the grands crus classés of the Médoc, it was ranked as a second growth in the original 1855 Classification. Around 70 percent of the 55-hectare vinyard is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, with 24 percent Merlot and 6 percent Cabernet Franc. Wine typically spends around 18 months in French oak barriques, with 35 to 45 percent new wood with the remaining going into the second wine: Vivens de Durfort-Vivens (formerly Segond de Durfort). Under the watchful eye of talismanic director Gonzague Lurton, the estate has moved to strictly following biodynamic principles.