Chateau Brane Cantenac
Chateau brane cantenac
Under the command of Henri Lurton of the Lurton family (Henri Lurton) [Chateau brane cantenac] soaring popularity and quality! The Robert Parker, second five Chateau ★ ★ ★ ★ four star producers listed. As the nose leaving a concentrate grading Margaux reputation! The Médoc rating second class! It is owned by the Lurton family of Bordeaux's most famous wine maker clan talented. The Chateau name, named after Blaine Baron was the owner before 1855 ratings. Farm of 90 hectares located in the best part of cantenac is the largest Médoc. Section 5 soil characteristic of the utilized for each geological characteristics. Became the owner in 1993, Henri Lurton said listens that passion to making wine without any compromise. Studying oenology, incorporating new technology, also promotes the improvement of upland, evaluation of this Chateau has been.
Wine is the Margaux district in a soft and elegant style. Rich in fruitiness and tannins blend in fruit. Other second class compared to the Chateau, is low profile, but the quality's great attention as a "rising star of the Margaux expected" in spikes. In rating Chateau "most one of worth" at least have said, is famous find a reasonable lot perfect for a wine in a wine taste!
Owned by the Lurton family famous talented!
This Chateau is being inhabited by Lucien Lurton said. In the Margaux district "plateau de cantenac (cantenac plateau, of the mind)". At its southern end, next to the [cantenac-Brown of impression in contrast, small and fancy Chateau 2 Chateau brane cantenac there are. Meets the quality excellence in Bordeaux. Lucien Lurton's got lot of Château of Henri Lurton's Chateau in in the current owner's father, "Climan is 'or' fallback the Dürr vivant", a famous inhabited still.
Each distinctive five-compartment
Brane-cantenac '90 ha' farm is divided into five compartments. It is a compartment located on the Plateau can do most good-quality wine. At best this region [22 m above sea level"high are mixed with the clay up to approximately 12 meters below in the deepest gravel, while gravel. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are planted. Grapes used in the brane-cantenac wines are from this region mainly.
This is a new section just repotted 10 years ago, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Chateau behind clay containing sand in. Where section "knot" that makes drainage 15 years ago and repotted new gravel, very good soil. Compartment is called the span to the villages of Margaux and Arzak "Veldt" is mixed with gravel and sand and two Cabernet sauvi Riise. And the second wine, primarily grapes grown in a plot that finally located the sutin village "Maran".
In 1993, Henri Lurton's current owner purchased this Chateau, vineyard was first and foremost it was raising the vines. Overall approximately 20 cm, and often so far consisted of raising the 30 cm. Also, has not been thinned shoots at Oyster point to remove the buds and do the harvest limits."I think it started one time for thinning, and just came the backlash next year, bearing many clusters, and not much" It is said that.
And of course it will be costly weeding should turn out more. Thinking about both the cost and quality of the grapes, there is the risk that dare adopt this approach. Also, the "crop per parcel, not the going to geology by" characteristic. Brane-cantenac vineyards involves a varied geology, where during one parcel exists 4 different geology. That, though the same compartment, just different harvest time.
An attempt to fine wine
Without capacity, like other Chateau brane-cantenac, focuses on the harvest rate for the small gadgets, are carrying the grape in relatively large harvest basket. It seems to be struck down if it has thicker skin when fully ripe grapes, this capacity for if not. In vineyards until the election result and in this way brings to the brewery. After that, excluding peduncle previous election results and shredding, carried into the tank.Remain current excluding peduncle machine is an appropriate amount of the grapes enter the percieved that almost noWith that. Conversely, use of small gadgets, such as harvesting, excluding peduncle machine put small amounts at a time is left that is percieved.
After the grapes into the wood and stainless steel tanks and special equipment called "Turbo-pillar", while low temperature maceration. Perform tasks, such as using the "delestage" to extract the tannins mellow then circulates the wine alcohol fermentation in the "able", a wine tank unplug again, pulp cap to touch in the air, and the Turbo pillar "aged".
Using Turbo aged aged has incorporated the new system since 2000. Introduced the stainless steel tank with a special aged function to tell the truth, in 1986, before it was used in Burgundy, but could not be much better effect. It is to change the system from earlier than more pigment, tannin extract effectively performed.
Alcoholic fermentation after the Peel soaked in. In the barrel (the rest is tank) and malolactic fermentation in new barrels for excellence in the free run wine from 1993, the press wine is used once. Adjusting barrel types or burn barrels in the malolactic fermentation started early, only Merlot in the barrels had done so, the series of experiments, as a result, the Cabernet Sauvignon is more effective that results were obtained for the now, also have adopted it. Buy barrels from a total of 7 companies, baking is medium. New ratio is about 50-60%.
Malolactic fermentation is finished and quickly without racking the 2 months sur lie. However do not Roussanne, microbyulage. In between the barrels the total 18 months racking, but occasional and do that. Use egg whites in traditional collage.Of course favored "stuff, but good wine"So, you want to keep this style I think.
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Brane-cantenac is of the best known names in Bordeaux wine owned by the clan of the hand. The Lurton family live humble Chateau can viticultural history dating back to the early 18th century. This Chateau was owned by Blaine Baron in the 19th century, became the name of the wine (Baron de brane) around was getting an outstanding reputation. Blaine Baron also owned the famous Chateau called Mouton Rothschild Pauillac is a highly respected wine making despite the objection is at hand with strong political connections and not produced the level so much wine when the 1855 classification, brane-cantenac is classified in class 2. Lurton House, with pretty Chateau graves and Entre-Deux-Mer as clan involved in making wine in this area up.
A vast vineyard of the one of the largest Médoc Château Brane-cantenac, cantenac village West, is really pretty inland from the Gironde River. Because the production amount, brane-cantenac wines has been a commercial success around the world. However the wine is mediocre, especially from 1967 to 1981 it was noticeable. Curiously, to the finish this time brane-cantenac obviously is difficult, without pointing it out of most wine critics to shut his eyes.
Problem was most noticeable during the slump is that wine is too light and often felt a nasty smell like backyard farmers. Surely the speculation but no such problem arises, poor selection of grapes and cellar management is lax, was unhygienic. However, variations can be dramatically improved and recovered the level of quality. Brane-cantenac wines is an extrovert rich fruit flavors, and is made with a soft style, hold 15 to 20 years, but feel free to enjoy from a young age.
But once again disappointing Chateau was facing a revival. In the late 1990s, brane-cantenac is regained the quality grading of grade 2, 1995 from vintage, the wine is increasingly gaining strength. Fortunately, the young Henri Lurton have listened to wine making no compromise at all. Not to say the trend is relatively recent, brane-cantenac, throughout Bordeaux, with one of the rising stars in Margaux. Quality soaring prices still hasn't caught up, so consumers should keep in mind! In 2003, wine, most deals and one in the rating Chateau of Bordeaux wines.
Average annual production: 140000 book
Field / area: 90 hectares
Average age: 25 years
Planting density: 6600-8800 this HA
Average yield: 42hl/ha
Recipes: in a temperature-controlled fermentation, maceration is 28 ° C 31 ° C the wooden vessel is three to four weeks.
Malolactic do in wooden tanks is in the cask, Cabernet and Merlot.
Is aged in 60% new casks is 18 months. Racking is every 3 months. Fining with egg whites, and then do a filter if necessary.
Owner: Henri Lurton