2016 Chateau Branaire-Ducru Grand Cru Classe - Saint Julien
Name: 2016 Château Branaire-Ducru - Saint Julien Grand Cru Classé
Area: saint julien bordeaux (see Map)
Appelation: Saint Julien. Grand Cru Classé
Tasting note: Score 91-93. - A top-notch effort from this estate, exhibits an exotic perfume of lead pencil shavings, white chocolate, raspberry jam and red as well as black currans. Loads of fruit, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and velvety tannin suggest this beauty will drink well for 15+ years. It is one of the stars of the appellation in this vintage. bravo!
Food pairing: Beed stew, meat on the bbq and any soft cheeses will complement well this great wine!
Location: Bordeaux France - Haut Medoc
Size of the vineyard / Total Production: 60 hectares - Avg 350,000 bottles per year
Terroir / Soil: deep quaternary gravels with clay in the subsoil
Age of the vines: 35 years old
Grape varieties: 70% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit-Verdot
Vinification: 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
Owner: Family group managed by Patrick MAROTEAUX
Château Branaire-Ducru is a member of the Bordeaux Union of Grands Crus, of Medocʼs Council of Crus Classés and of the Bordeaux Wine Academy
- Château Branaire is a winery in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Bordeaux region of France. Château Branaire is also the name of the main red wine produced by this property and which was classified as one of the ten 'Fourth Growths' (Quatrièmes Crus) in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. -From Wikipedia