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Chateau Cantenac Brown

Chateau Cantenac Brown

Margaux

Location: Chateau Cantenac Brown is located in the commune of Cantenac (Margaux). Margaux is located on the left bank of the Gironde Estuary in the Medoc region of Bordeaux in southwestern France.

Grape variety: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc.

Vinification and aging: The average time spent in barrels is 16 to 20 months and the average age of vines is 25 years.

History: Cantenac Brown was sold in 1968 by the famous Bordelais, Jean Lawton, to the Du Vivier family and again in 1980 to the Cognac house, Remy-Martin. More recently, the property was bought by a conglomerate that put Jean-Michel Cazes and his team of winemakers, led by Daniel Llose, in charge.

Style: For those who like an affable style of wine that is easy to drink, this offers generous amounts of soft, easygoing blackcurrant fruit, medium body and a soft finish.

Food: Excellent with red meats, poultry and game.