Chateau Cantenac Brown 3eme Cru Classe Margaux 2015

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Chateau Cantenac Brown 3eme Cru Classe Margaux 2015

Country - France

Region - Bordeaux

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 35%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Château Cantenac Brown

Tasting notes - The 2015 is a wine of great substance and beautiful ripeness. The generous core of blackberry, blackcurrant, cherry and redcurrant fruit is enveloped in savoury roasted notes. It is opulent and rich, with fine-grained tannins which delicately coat the palate through to the endless finish. Classic Margaux.

Chateau Cantenac Brown 3eme Cru Classe Margaux 2015

An elegant and 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 the vineyard in Cantenac at the beginning of the
19th century and built a traditional Tudor style château reminiscent of his Scottish
origins. The estate quickly passed out of his family but his name will be forever linked to
the château. Today Cantenac Brown has 42 hectares of sustainably cultivated
vineyard located in the heart of the Margaux appellation, principally in the southern
commune of Cantenac. The Cantenac Brown terroir is made up of gravel which
ensures good drainage and Cabernets in particular do well in this soil; producing fine
wines with intense bouquets which are suitable for ageing.
Vintage
Generous flowering took place followed by a hot, dry early summer. August was slightly
cooler and damper, followed by good weather in September, with cool nights and
warm days enabling the grapes to reach perfect maturation. Harvesting took place
when the berries had reached 'red berry' flavours, rather than 'black berry' ones. 2015
has been cited as a great modern Bordeaux vintage of excellent quality, with wines of
great aromatic potential, with fine and round tannins.
Vineyard
The vineyard is managed in an environmentally friendly manner and Cantenac Brown
holds the Haute Valeur Environmentale certificate (HVE3) level 3 which is the highest
level. Only plant-based fertilisers are applied using a moderate and balanced
approach in tune with the needs of the vines. 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 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, before a
secondary screening on vibrating tables with an optical sorter; only the highest quality
fruit was vinified. Each plot was vinified separately according to variety and age,
allowing for greater precision at blending. Fermentation lasted for 10 days followed by
malolactic conversion 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 16 months.
Racking took place every three months and the wine was fined by egg white, prior to
being bottled.
Tasting Note
The 2015 is a wine of great substance and beautiful ripeness. The generous core of
blackberry, blackcurrant, cherry and redcurrant fruit is enveloped in savoury roasted
notes. It is opulent and rich, with fine-grained tannins which delicately coat the palate
through to the endless finish. Classic Margaux.
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon 61%, Merlot 39%
Winemaker: José Sanfin
Region: Bordeaux
Subregion: Margaux Cru
Classé
Country: France
Alcohol: 14%

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