Château Brane Cantenac
Spring was challenging, with very rainy weather in April as vines began shooting, but excellent summer weather made up for it, with the hottest August since 2003. Getting the harvesting date right was crucial in order to obtain fully ripe grapes, without endangering their health by allowing the rain at the end of September and in October to take its toll.
Brane’s great success in this vintage is down to the terroir, which leads grapes to ripen early. The fact that we included 68% of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend of Brane-Cantenac bears witness to its beautiful maturity, and to the excellent work that was done in the vineyard.
Harvest dates: 27th September - 16th October
Yield: 45.5 hl/ha
% First Wine produced: 32
Barrel ageing: 18 months in 60% new French oak
Ageing potential: 15-20 years and beyond. At its best from 2020 onwards.
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