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Chateau Branaire Ducru
2012 - Duluc de Branaire Ducru
750 ml.

$49.00
Maximum quantity available reached.
Product Description
WE 94

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Subregion: Saint Julien

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon; Merlot; Cabernet Franc

Vintage: 2012

Size: 750 ml.

Although the actual château is located on the southern border of the appellation, across from Château Beychevelle, the vineyards of the estate are spread throughout Saint-Julien. In total, the vineyards cover 50 hectares (about 120 acres). The majority of plantings are devoted to Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), followed by Merlot (22%), Cabernet Franc (4%) and Petit Verdot (4%). The vines average 35 years of age and are harvested by hand. The grand vin Château Branaire (often referred to as Château Branaire Ducru) averages about 15,000 cases per year. Branaire uses a novel (for the area) gravity-flow style winery to minimize damage to the grapes as they are processed. The wines go through primary fermentation for about three weeks in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats. About 1/3 of the production undergoes malolactic fermentation in new oak barrels. Once fermentation is complete the wines are transferred into oak barrels (50% new oak) for 18–24 months of aging. The estate also produces about 7,000 cases of its second wine, Duluc de Branaire-Ducru.

SKU: 127
Reviews
Wine Enthusiast - 94 See more...
93–95. Barrel sample. Full of ripe Cabernet tannins, this is a structured wine that's chunky in character. It elegantly balances fruit and structure, resulting in a wine that's sure to be impressive.

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