Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou is a magnificent sight overlooking
(Appellation Saint Julien Controlée)
112 acres producing 12,000 to 19,000 cases.
growth in the 1855 Classification of the Medoc
variety: 65% Cabernet
Sauvignon, 25% Merlot,
Franc, 5% Petit
The name, given by the former owner Monsieur Ducru, literally
and appropriately means "beautiful pebbles". The chief
feature of the vineyard is its richness in the pebbles, or "cailloux"
which contribute to the greatness of so many wines of the Medoc.
This gravel, about 5 meters deep, is on a calcareous base of about
the same thickness.
before the war, the vineyard became run down and many Bordeaux
critics felt it no longer deserved its place as a second growth.
In 1942 the Borie family purchased the vineyard and raised it to
heights that it had never known before, receiving top ratings amongst
the Second Growths. Successive generations of the Borie family
oversee all winemaking operations.
and aging: Traditional vinification methods apply, the wine
is aged 20 months in barrels of which half are replaced annually.
Supple yet full-bodied, a typically fine Saint
Julien that needs 8-10 years to reveal its rich and fruity,
elegant flavors of cassis, vanilla and ripe blackberries.
Excellent with grilled steak and all red meat dishes.
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