Château Duhart Milon: Vineyards

Under the Rothschilds the vineyards of Château Duhart-Milon, which at the time of the acquisition in 1962 had been dominated by dying vines and were overly-rich in Petit Verdot, were largely cleared, drainage installed, and new vines planted. As I have already indicated, the vineyard is now up to 76 hectares, on an estate that covers 152 hectares. Today the vines are predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, this variety accounting for 67% of the vineyard, with 33% Merlot. The Cabernet Franc, which once accounted for 3% of the vines, seems to have been grubbed up, as has the Petit Verdot.

Château Duhart-Milon

In addition the team have also supervised the planting of a vineyard of white varieties, predominantly Semillon, with a little Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris. These are very young vines, which first produced a crop in 2020, although the first vintage to be released was the 2021.

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