Château Cantenac Brown 3ème Cru Classé Margaux 2007
6 Bottles: £372.24
Country - France
Region - Bordeaux
Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 35%
Alcohol by volume - 13%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Château Cantenac Brown
Tasting notes - Despite the difficulties of the cool year, the Chateau was blessed with beautiful fruit following concentrated work in the vineyard. This wine shows a freshness of fruit from the Merlot and great colour and lovely aromas with soft and velvety tannins from the Cabernets. Classic Margaux.
Lovely freshness with ripe black fruit and cedar aromas
complemented by a hint of earthiness and soft and silky
tannins. Classic Margaux.
"Château Cantenac Brown is without doubt one of the most original buildings in the
Médoc. John-Lewis Brown, bought a vineyard in the village of Cantenac at the
begining of the 19th century and built a traditional Tudor style château to remind
him of his Scottish origins. The estate quickly passed out of his family but his name is
forever linked to the château. Today Cantenac Brown has 42 hectares of vineyard is
in the heart of the Margaux appellation, principally in the commune of Cantenac in
the South of the appellation. The Margaux appellation terroirs are terraced groups of
gravel, ensuring good drainage. The Cantenac Brown soil is typical Médoc gravel.
Cabernets in particular do well in this soil, they produce fine wines with intense
bouquets which are suitable for ageing. José Sanfins, the technical director and
Hervé Martin, his vineyard manager, have installed a vineyard management system
known as La Lutte Raisonnée which aims to limit chemical treatments and use
natural products as much as possible."
The Double Guyot trained vines are meticulously cared for throughout the year, with
pruning, removal of buds, leaves and secondary shoots, thinning out and controlled
yields. The vineyard is managed using sustainable agriculture. Strictly plant-based
fertilisers are applied in moderation. The Cantenac Brown team uses traditional soil
maintenance techniques to enhance the structural, chemical and biological
properties of the soil. The soil is predominantly gravelly soil, with clay and sand.
The grapes were harvested by hand, manually sorted and then destemmed.
Maceration lasted for between 15 to 20 days. Fermentation was carried out in
thermo regulated stainless steel vats for 15 days at 29 to 30°C. Malolactic
fermentation took place in oak barrels and vats. The wine was then aged in French
oak barrels, of which 60% were new and 40% one year old, for a period of 15 to 18
months, with racking every three months. Fining was by egg whites.
Despite the difficulties of the cool year, the Chateau was blessed with beautiful fruit
following concentrated work in the vineyard. This wine shows a freshness of fruit from
the Merlot and great colour and lovely aromas with soft and velvety tannins from the
Cabernets. Classic Margaux.
Serve at room temperature with roast meats or a juicy pan-fried steak.
Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 35%
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