Ch Tour de Bessan
The origin of this property can be found in a 13th century tower situated in Soussans. But today there are simply some ruins left of this old fortified site. In 1972, Lucien Lurton bought the tower and vineyards from the Clauzel family and in 1992, his daughter, Marie-Laure took over. With a wine-making degree in hand and 6 years experience under her wing working on her father’s other domains, she knew the domain like the back of her hand.
In 1999, Emilie Roulle, an agronomist, became the vineyard manager. Her work showed results quickly: the 2003 vintage earned the Terra Vitis certification. This consolidates the viticultural choices made that respect the environment. The classification of the 2003 Crus Bourgeois in June finally gave Chateau La Tour de Bessan the official status of Cru Bourgeois.