Brio de Cantenac Brown Margaux 2013
One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £185.88
Country - France
Region - Bordeaux
Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 45%, Merlot 45%, Cabernet Franc 10%
Alcohol by volume - 13%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Château Cantenac Brown
Tasting notes - The second wine of Château Cantenac Brown, has a deep intensity with aromas of ripe raspberry. Full and round, with flavours of red and black fruits, complemented by hints of cherry and blackberry. Showing fine tannins, the finish is delicate and elegant.
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A fleshy and traditionally styled Margaux with chunky
"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 vineyard covers 42 hectares and has gravelly soils. The average age of the vines
is 35 years and they are pruned using the double Guyot method. The vines are
meticulously cared for throughout the year - 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.
Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel vats followed by a
maceration lasting approximately three weeks. Malolactic fermentation took place in
oak barrels and in vats. The wine was then matured in French oak barrels for 12
months (25% new barrels, 75% one year old). The wine was racked every three
months and fined with egg whites prior to bottling.
The second wine of Château Cantenac Brown, has a deep intensity with aromas of
ripe raspberry. Full and round, with flavours of red and black fruits, complemented
by hints of cherry and blackberry. Showing fine tannins, the finish is delicate and
Delicious with rich duck, poultry dishes and grilled red meats.
Cabernet Sauvignon 45%, Merlot 45%, Cabernet Franc 10%
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- 6 Bottles
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