Château Cantenac Brown 3ème Cru Classé 2012

£54.84

6 Bottles: £329.08

VAT included

Country - France

Region - Bordeaux

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 35%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Château Cantenac Brown

Tasting notes - This wine shows a freshness of ripe black fruit from the Merlot perfectly complemented by a rich depth of colour, lovely aromas and soft, velvety tannins from the Cabernet. Classic Margaux.

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An opulent wine with lovely dark chocolate and cedar
notes on the palate, textured and intensely flavoured.
Producer Note
"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."
Vineyard
The Double Guyot trained vines are meticulously cultivated throughout the year, with
pruning, removal of buds, leaves and secondary shoots; thinning out and controlled
yields. The vineyard is managed using sustainable agricultural practices and only
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.
Winemaking
The grapes were harvested by hand, manually sorted and destemmed. A prefermentation
maceration took place for 15 to 20 days; followed by fermentation in
temperature controlled stainless steel vats at 29° to 30°C, lasting for two weeks.
Malolactic fermentation took place in oak barrels and vats. The wine was aged in
French oak barrels, of which 60% were new and 40% one year old, for a period of 15
to 18 months. Racking took place every three months. The wine was fined by egg
white, prior to being bottled.
Tasting Note
This wine shows a freshness of ripe black fruit from the Merlot perfectly
complemented by a rich depth of colour, lovely aromas and soft, velvety tannins
from the Cabernet. Classic Margaux.
Serving Suggestion
Serve at room temperature with roast meats or a juicy pan-fried steak.
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 35%

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Data sheet

Vintage
2012
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles