Brio de Cantenac Brown
WHY BUY IT ?
- The Second Wine of a 3rd Classified Growth of Margaux since 1855
- The driving of the vineyard has become 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. 150 years later, the Simon Halabi family gives a new impetus to the property with the ambition to hoist it to the highest level.
The area of ??the vineyard is 42 hectares on a soil of serious, typical Médoc. The grape variety of Le Brio de Cantenac Brown is composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The average age of the vines is 35 years old. The management of the vineyard has also become more respectful of the environment.
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 : Simon HALIBI
- Director : José SANFINS
- Œnologist : Éric BOISSENOT