Vignobles Marie-Laure Lurton
17 chemin de Villegeorge
9 Rue de Condé
FR-75366 PARIS CEDEX 08
Producing wine is above all the result of competent team work. Our energy, our exacting standards and our passion are the driving force behind our wines which are created to be enjoyed with good food and company.
We guarantee highly professional work at every stage of production and keep our commitments towards the environment and society.
There is total traceability throughout the production chain which is subjected to regular checks from the vine to the bottle.
We are audited by the Terra Vitis association in order to keep our certification. Every year an inspector from the association checks that we comply with all the points in the recommended guidelines and at least every five years we are inspected by an external independent auditor from Afnor. We have passed the certification inspection with ease every year since 2003.
Our wines are guaranteed by the AOC: every lot has to receive the official approval from the organism that defends and manages the Appellation of Origin system before being allowed to go to market. Not only is the production facility (vineyards and cellars) approved, but the final product is also tasted systematically. For each vintage, a tasting commission that tastes the wines blind validates the visual, aromatic and taste qualities of each wine before being commercialised.
To obtain the status of Cru Bourgeois, the Bureau Veritas also carries out inspections on the production facility, the finished product and total traceability of the wine in question. The wine must be presented at a blind tasting every year. The Cru Bourgeois sticker on the bottles guarantees that the wine has met with all the criteria.
AFAQ. Since July 2011 we have been members of a collective programme for the ISO 14001 environmental certification. This initiative was put in place by the Bordeaux Wine Board (CIVB) so that the vast majority of wine domains in Bordeaux adhere to the norms. The Châteaux Villegeorge and La Tour de Bessan were among the first châteaux to be certified ISO 14001 within the Bordeaux association called SME (Environmental Management System) since July 2013. Château Duplessis joined the ranks in 2014.
CSR: Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility. Thanks to our partnership with the Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière since the 2009 harvest, we won a CSR challenge in 2013. This award validates the commitment our teams have (those of our domains and of our partners) in annual events that finance environmental projects by restoring destroyed forests in the Landes area of Armagnac, bordering our wine region.
Committed to preserving the environment in the best possible way for future generations, Marie-Laure Lurton practices sustainable viticulture.