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CHATEAU BRANAIRE DUCRU - SAINT JULIEN

CHATEAU BRANAIRE DUCRU Saint Julien - Bordeaux, FRANCE

On the palate, It shows a great aromatic richness and a beautiful freshness. The ripe fruit is dense and brilliant. The freshness is omnipresent. In the mouth the concentration of the tannins is impressive, but the elegance is refined. This wine has an outstanding length.

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RETAIL $240.00 CLUB MEMBER $179.00

VINEYARD

This estate, which story goes back to the XVIIth century, takes its name from M. Braneyre, first owner of the vineyard in 1680, who acquired the vines after the division of the lands of his neighbor : Château Beychevelle. M. Braneyre’s descendants, the Duluc Family, built the current building in 1824.

The unique soils are the core of the Branaire-Ducru wines’ typicity. With its other prestigious neighbors, they form a worldwide renowed appellation: Saint-Julien. In 1855, the prestige of Château Branaire-Ducru was confirmed, when it was ranked 4th classified growth. Patrick Maroteaux, the ambitious and enthusiast owner since 1988, has never ceased his efforts to lead Château Branaire-Ducru towards perfection. His goal was to put its exceptional terroir and its wines under the spotlight.

Wine facts

Label Notes:

“A story written and conceived for pleasure, devoted to pleasure. So true is it that in the land of Medoc, pleasure is the ultimate outcome of all efforts.” Patrick Maroteaux

Total Production:

350.000 bottles

Winemarkers:

Wine Consultant: Jacques & Eric BOISSENOT

Producer:

Patrick MAROTEAUX

Variant:

750 mL

Average Age of Vines:

35 years

Density:

6700 - 10.000 vines/ha

Harvest Method:

Manual

Sorting:

Double sorting, manual and mechanical.

Fermentation and Maceration:

Stainless steel tanks with temperature control. Size of tanks adapted to size of vineyard plots. Tanks filling using gravity. First modern winery using gravity flow system in 1991. Fermentation temperature : 26-28 °C. Maceration length: 3 weeks, determined by tastings and adapted to each tank.

Aging:

16 to 20 months with 60 to 65% of new oak barrels

Alcohol:

14.00%

Vintage:

2010

Country:

FRANCE

Grape Varietal:

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

SKU:

BO198

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