Brane-Cantenac is located in the commune of Margaux in the Bordeaux
region of Southwestern France (Appellation Margaux Controlée)
Growth in the Classification of 1855.
Vineyards: Chateau Brane-Cantenac has 90 hectares (222 acres) of vineyards comprised of a deep gravely soil that drains tremedously well, stresses the vines and promotes deep root growth and also provides trace minerals that add complexity to the taste of the wine. The vineyard is planted with a density of vines ranging from 6600 to 8000 vines per hectare
variety: 65% Cabernet
Sauvignon, 30% Merlot,
Franc. Average age of vines: 35 years.
This historic vineyard is considered to be a first cru in Cantenac,
Known by the name "Gorce" until the Chateau was brought by
the Baron of Brane in 1833, the estate encompasses the best land around
the village of Cantenac. The Baron sold his other Chateau, "Brane-Mouton"
(later to be renamed "Mouton-Rothschild")
in order to devote himself entirely to Brane-Cantenac. Today the Chateau
is owned by Henri Lurton, whose family became involved with Brane-Cantenac in 1925.
and aging: Modern vinification techniques including
temperature-controlled fermentation and pumping-over have been applied.
The wine is aged in barrels for 16-20 months before bottling.
The wines from Brane-Cantenac are admired for
the very forward, minty, apple character which makes them accessible
5-6 years after bottling.
Excellent with red meats, poultry and game.
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