AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MAN AND THE SOIL
From their ancestor Françoise-Joséphine who participated in the advent of the grape harvest by successive sorting, to Bertrand who was at the birth of the AOC and to Alexandre who presided for a long time over the destiny of Yquem, the Lur Saluces are inseparable from the great wines of Sauternes
In the 1930s, Bertrand de Lur Saluces, uncle of Alexandre, current owner of Château de Fargues, decided to abandon the cultivation of red vines to devote himself exclusively to the production of a great Sauternes wine. He undertook a slow and costly work to replant the entire plot of land in Fargues.
What may seem like a folly is in fact a testimony to the genius of the Lur Saluces family, whose mastery of the terroir has given the Fargues vineyard its natural vocation.
Today, the same desire for quality and rigor, the same ethics are still perpetuated.
The wine of Fargues embodies the visionary spirit and obstinacy of Lur Saluces.
For more information on the Lur Saluces family, you can consult the following books
« d’Yquem à Fargues », Alexandre de Lur Saluces – Gallimard
« Des hommes, des vins et des émotions, souvenirs d’un amateur de grands crus », Nicolas de Rabaudy – Editions du Rocher
« Les Lur Saluces d’Yquem », Marguerite Figeac – Mollat
« La Morale d’Yquem » , Entretiens avec Jean Paul Kauffmann – Grasset