Vignobles Marie-Laure Lurton
Wine Tourism

Visits and Tasting

Château La Tour de Bessan, situated in Margaux, belongs to Marie-Laure Lurton. She is a highly regarded and experienced wine maker from the prestigious Lurton wine family of Bordeaux, and also owns Château de Villegeorge, in the Haut-Médoc appellation. Both of these estates have been certified ‘Terra Vitis’ since 2003, a stringent system that validates environmentally respectful viticulture.
The contemporary design of the building at Château La Tour de Bessan stands out in such a traditional region. It is, in fact, from 1934 and was transformed into the current cellars in 1999 by the architect Vincent Defos du Rau.
Come and discover the secrets of wine making at the château with one our team members, Sandra Rossi, Gabriel Lurton-Roux, Marie-Laure Lurton or La Tour de Bessan’s cellar master, Jean Luc Brégille. A guided visit, tasting sessions and blending workshops are available.
Visits

Guided visit of the cellars and tasting

Guided visit of the cellars and comparative tasting of two wines with commentary from the wine making team.
DURATION
45-60 min
French, English, Italian or German
TariFf*
10€/pers.
* For groups of 6 and more, please ask for a personalised quote.
DURATION

BLENDING WORKSHOP

We also propose blending workshops. This is a fun and educational way to learn about each single variety in Bordeaux and to understand the mysteries of blending. Both workshops start with a guided visit of the cellars.

Formula N°1:

Tasting of 3 grape varieties, a mystery blend and then a vintage of Château La Tour de Bessan with the locally made chocolates, ‘Demoiselle de Margaux’.
DURATION
1h30
TariFf*
20€/pers.
* For groups of 6 and more, please ask for a personalised quote.

Formula N°2

Minimum 2 people
Tasting of 3 grape varieties, a mystery blend and then a vintage of Château La Tour de Bessan with local chocolates, ‘Demoiselle de Margaux’. To top off the day, you will make your own blend and leave with a unique half bottle that you have created, corked, and popped the capsule and labels on yourself!
DURATION
2h00
TariFf*
80€/2 pers.
* For groups of 6 and more, please ask for a personalised quote.

READY TO DRINK AGED WINES

If you already know all about wine making and wish to learn more about tasting, this session is made for you! This workshop proposes wines at their peak for you to discover: Château La Tour de Bessan 2008/Château de Villegeorge 2008.
In a world of perpetual motion and a constant race against time, settle down into a world where we wait for time to make its mark. Come and discover the aromatic complexity of mature wines and their structural subtlety first-hand – a completely different world to that of young wines.
DURATION
25min
TariFf*
12€/pers.
* For groups of 6 and more, please ask for a personalised quote.

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RIGHT TASTING GLASS

You’re a wine lover and would like to bring out the best in your wines when drinking them. This really fun session will allow you to discover the effect of the glass shape on each wine, often an underestimated facet.
You will be surprised at how different the aromatic expression, flavours and textures of the wines are perceived during this tasting of two wines, one aged and one young, each in two slightly different shaped glasses. This is a fun and very informative tasting exercise. Two first label wines from 2008 and 2015, can be chosen, either the Château de Villegeorge or Château La Tour de Bessan.
DURATION
35min
TariFf*
15€/pers.
* groupe à partir de 6 personnes : devis sur demande.
The vintages proposed above are not contractual and may differ depending on availability.
Booking: only available with prior reservation. Monday to Sunday (minimum 2 people)
Special Events

A GOURMET DAY IN MARGAUX

Available in English and French
The Gourmet Day in Margaux includes transport from Bordeaux town centre.
3 châteaux have teamed up for this fabulous day in the heart of the Margaux vineyards.
Visit 3 châteaux in the Margaux appellation, discover the vineyards, wine cellars and fun wine workshops with regional food specialities.
TariFf*
90€/pers.
(including picnic)
Available from
15/06 to 14/09/2021
Booking

Give a tasting and visit or treat yourself to a tasting!

Give a tasting and visit or treat yourself to a tasting directly on our online boutique.
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Book your visit on Rue des Vignerons

Book your visit directly any time (24/7) on Rue des Vignerons
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Visites

Visite guidée des chais & dégustation

Visite guidée des chais et dégustation de deux vins en comparaison, avec les conseils de vos hôtes.
Durée
45-60 min
Français, Anglais, Italien ou Allemand
Tarif*
10€/pers.
* groupe à partir de 6 personnes : devis sur demande.
ateliers

Ateliers assemblage

Nous proposons aussi des ateliers assemblage : une façon ludique et pédagogique d’appréhender les qualités de chaque cépage et de comprendre les mystères de l’assemblage. Les deux formules sont précédées d’une visite commentée.

Formule N°1:

Dégustation de 3 cépages, assemblage mystère puis un millésime de Château La Tour De Bessan, accompagné des chocolats "Demoiselle de Margaux".
Durée
1h30
Tarif*
20€/pers.
* groupe à partir de 6 personnes : devis sur demande.

Formule N°2

à partir de deux personnes
Dégustation de 3 cépages, assemblage mystère puis un millésime de Château La Tour De Bessan, accompagné des chocolats "Demoiselle de Margaux". Pour finir, vous pourrez réaliser votre propre assemblage et partir avec une demi-bouteille unique que vous aurez confectionnée, bouchée, capsulée et étiquetée vous-mêmes.
Durée
2h00
Tarif*
80€/2 pers.
* groupe à partir de 6 personnes : devis sur demande.
Réservation : uniquement sur rendez-vous du lundi au dimanche (minimum 2 personnes).
Événements

Journée gourmande à Margaux

En français et en anglais
La Journée gourmande à Margaux inclut le transport au départ de Bordeaux.
Visites de 3 propriétés en AOC Margaux, découverte des vignobles, visite des chais, ateliers ludiques autour du vin.
Période
de mai à octobre uniquement
Réservation
directement à l’Office du Tourisme de Bordeaux
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Practical information

Opening
By appointment all year round, even on weekends.
Annual closure between 25/12 and 02/01.

Address
45 Route d'Arsac - 33460 CANTENAC - France
GPS coordinates:
Lat.: 45.017345049075665
Long.: - 0.6805784539673141

Contact us
E-mail : receptif@marielaurelurton.com
Phone : +33 5 57 88 84 23
Where to buy our wines

Online
shop

It’s never been simpler to buy our wines or book your visits, tours and tastings at our domains: go to our online boutique! We offer fast and careful delivery. If you prefer, you can collect the wines from the estate yourself.
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