BriO de Cantenac Brown
WHY BUY IT ?
- The Second Wine of a 3rd Classified Growth of Margaux since 1855
- The driving of the vineyard is more and more respectful of the environment
- José Sanfins, manager of the owner, brings wines always full of charm, elegance, representative of this beautiful name
- BriO de Cantenac Brown has its own identity, its own brand image, rare for a second wine
This history begins in the early nineteenth century, when John Lewis Brown, a Scottish painter, buys the vineyard. The property is then bought in 1843 and is classified Third Grand Cru in 1855.
In 2019, the Le Lous family acquired the property and wishes to continue to develop the activity of this superb property.
The vineyard is composed of 48 hectares on a soil of graves, typical of the left bank. The grapes you can find on the property are 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The average age of the vines is 35 years old. The management of the vineyard is more respectful of the environment as the years go by.
BriO de Cantenac Brown enjoys the same care as his elder but comes from a plot selection. The lots destined for the production of the second wine are vinified and raised differently from the Grand Vin since 20% are aged in new barrels. The bottles of BriO are voluntarily different from those of Cantenac Brown because it conveys its own image.
At tasting, BriO is a compromise between concentration and finesse; it is a gourmet wine.
- Owner : Tristan LE LOUS
- Director : José SANFINS
- Œnologist : Éric BOISSENOT