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Château Brane Cantenac

Château Brane Cantenac

At the heart of the distinguished Margaux appellation stands proudly Château Brane-Cantenac. Renowned for producing wines of remarkable elegance and finesse, this 75-hectare estate is an emblem...

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Château Brane Cantenac

At the heart of the distinguished Margaux appellation stands proudly Château Brane-Cantenac. Renowned for producing wines of remarkable elegance and finesse, this 75-hectare estate is an emblem of quality and excellence in the world of great wine.

Founded in the 18th century by the Gorce family, who gave it its original name, this great wine estate was producing one of the most prestigious wines of the Médoc before the 1855 classification. The high price of its wines gave the estate a top ranking in the 2nd Crus Classé. Sold in 1866 to the Roy family, who also owned Château d'Issan, Brane continued to prosper, before being bought by the Société des Grands Crus de France (a consortium of merchants and winegrowers) in 1920.

In 1925, Léonce Récapet and his son-in-law François Lurton took over the whole of Brane-Cantenac and a majority share of Château Margaux. Lucien Lurton (François' son) inherited Brane-Cantenac in 1956. Today one of Bordeaux's most esteemed winegrowers, Lucien left ten estates to his ten children. Since 1992, his son Henri has taken over the reins.

Like his father before him, Henri's great passion is to create exceptional wines, year after year, from the terroir entrusted to him. Affable, knowledgeable and down-to-earth, he is determined to produce a great Margaux with pedigree, character, complexity and balance that reflect the deep gravel terroir of Brane. A pioneer and experimenter, he worked in South Africa, Australia and Chile before devoting himself entirely to the family estate.

As a living and constantly evolving product, a great wine requires attention, patience and expertise. Since 1992, Henri Lurton has set out to produce the best possible wine, while remaining true to the exceptional and historic terroir of Brane.

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