Over three hundred years, the outstanding terroir of Château Brane-Cantenac has gained a legendary reputation.
In the 19th century, Baron Hector de Brane, nicknamed ‘Napoleon of the vines’, developed the terroir and Château Brane-Cantenac become knowns as ‘the first of the second growths’.
The wines of the château express their terroir composed of 72 hectares in the Margaux appellation. The vines are grown on deep gravel soil on the illustrious Brane plateau, where they benefit from excellent natural drainage. This plateau, known as ‘the heart of Brane’, produces complex, brilliant, and classy wines.
Henri Lurton represents the fourth generation to follow in his ancestor‘s footsteps. Keen on innovation and the lastet technology, Henri nevertheless remains faithful to the family’s traditional values which form the intrinsic indentity of Branc-Catenac. Today, he continues to produce classy wines of outstanding quality.
The name of our second wine honours Baron Jacques-Maxime de Brane, who owned the estate in the 19th century. Blended from vats carefully selected for their suppleness, it is aged just like the First Wine, but for a 12-month period.
Second wine: Baron de Brane
|Area Under Vine:||72 hectares|
|Soil:||Deep gravel terraces from the Quaternary and Tertiary periods|
|Grape Varieties:||55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 0.5% Petit Verdot, 0.5% Carménère|
|Ageing:||18 months- New barrels :70%|
|Second wine:||Baron de Brane|
|Contact||Chemin de Benqueyre
333460 Margaux Cantenac