Jean-Baptiste Braneyre, the first person to own the estate in 1680, was well aware of the superb winegrowing potential of the gravelly soil located a stone’s throw away from the Gironde estuary. The 1855 classification was to confirm later the quality of this terroir. Branaire-Ducru and its prestigious neighbours form a group of châteaux that are famous all over the world for their excellent wines.
In 1988, the Maroteaux family acquired this Grand Cru. The objective of the new owners was clear: make quality an absolute priority and do everything possible to express Branaire-Ducru’s intrinsic personality and complexity.
Composed primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon, the wines express their character year in, year out with great regularity, displaying an enormous amount of fruit, freshness and subtlety. The winemaking team is fully devoted to highlighting these characteristics in every vintage, and Branaire-Ducru is invariably an elegant wine and a quintessential Saint-Julien.
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