OENOFOROS Product Details 0540 Oenoforos Chateau Branaire Ducru 2017
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CHATEAU BRANAIRE DUCRU 2017
Country: France, Bordeaux, Saint Julien
Grape Varieties: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc.
This vineyard of 59 hectares with a historic soil is located on the most beautiful gravelly hills of the Saint-Julien appellation. The balance of the parcels of each grape variety is preserved because the property, which maintains the age of its vines at 35 years, strives to renew the generations quietly, at a rate of two or three hectares per year. 

Once the clusters are picked up by hand and sorted twice, the winemaking takes place in a modern winery, operated by gravity, which preserves the quality of the grape berries and consequently the expression of the terroir and the typicality of the Château Branaire Ducru. 28 tanks of different sizes are used to give each plot, grape variety, means and time to go to the end of its expression. Once fermentation is complete, the wine is aged in barrels for 16 to 20 months with approximately 60 to 65% new wood.

Tasting Notes: When tasting, Château Branaire Ducru offers a wine of great purity, fruitiness, with a lot of freshness and as much elegance as possible.

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Case Bottles: 6
Product Id: 0540

BOTTLE

€75,00

CASE PRICE

€450,00
Available Stock: 12 items
For orders €100,00 and above we deliver free to your place
For orders below €100,00 delivery charge €10,00 within city limits
The Grape
Cab.Sauvignon Blend
Cabernet Sauvignon lends itself particularly well in blends with Merlot. This is actually the archetypal Bordeaux blend, though in different proportions in the sub-regions and sometimes topped up with Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.

In the Médoc and Graves the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend can range from 95% to as low as 40%. It is particularly suited to the dry, warm, free- draining, gravel-rich soils and is responsible for the redolent cassis characteristics as well as the depth of colour, tannic structure and pronounced acidity of Médoc wines. However 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wines can be slightly hollow-tasting in the middle palate and Merlot with its generous, fleshy fruit flavours acts as a perfect foil by filling in this cavity.

In St-Emilion and Pomerol, the blends are Merlot dominated as Cabernet Sauvignon can struggle to ripen there - when it is included, it adds structure and body to the wine. Sassicaia is the most famous Bordeaux blend in Italy and has spawned many imitations, whereby the blend is now firmly established in the New World and particularly in California and Australia.