Saint Julien, Grand Cru Classé Château Branaire is a classic wine where the search for balance is fundamental. Its aromatic power distinguishes it: fruits and spices mingle with touches of cocoa and shades of peppery rose. The palate is powerful and silky. It is a Saint-Julien, Grand Cru Classé terroir of balance and elegance.
It ages remarkably well, and really does not find its full expression until after several years.
About the producer: Château Branaire Ducru
Established in 1680 by Jean-Baptiste Braneyre, Château Branaire Ducru is located in Saint Julien, opposite from Château Beychevelle. This 4ème Cru Classé was acquired by Patrick Maroteaux in 1988 who invested and improved the vineyards, the cellar but also the reputation of the estate. With the help from consultant Eric Boissenot, his aim is to produce a wine for people who are “actually going to drink it” rather than invest in it. Wines from Château Branaire Ducru have the reputation to be of great pleasure and value. View our selection.
Vineyard & Winemaking
The v60 hectares of vineyard is planted with 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, with most of the vines being thirty-five years old.
Each plot is vinify individually using a total of 28 stainless steel tanks with size adapted to the vineyard parcel size, varying from 60hl to 230hl. Wines are aged in oak barrels for 16 to 20 months (60% to 65% new oak). They produce around 15,000 cases a year.
Château Branaire-Ducru (Grand Vin) and Duluc du Branaire-Ducru (second wine) made from vines under 15 years old.