Pierre Lurton (Photo Courtesy of Gerard Uferas)
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French winemaker Pierre Lurton leads a double life. He works and lives between two of the most esteemed wineries in the world as the head of Chateau Cheval Blanc, to one side, and Chateau d'Yquem, to the other.Aside from Lurton, the two legendary estates share the diverse terroir of the Bordeaux region, an iconic standing among wine connoisseurs and, of course, a luxury price tag.Merlot tends not to age well, so the addition of cabernet grapes allows for complexity to build with time.Lurton has been coming to Lebanon for 25 years; in that time, he has accumulated friends, some of whom are great lovers of Chateau Cheval Blanc and Chateau d'Yquem.The harvesting process is so precise that in some years, such as in 2012, the entire crop has been deemed unfit for Yquem wine, Lurton said. The grapes are sold anonymously, and the estate produces no wine that year. Of the two wines, Yquem is the more versatile when paired with food because whites tend to be more flexible than a spicy red such as Cheval Blanc.
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