Owned by the Maroteaux family since 1988, Château Branaire Ducru is a sure bet in the Saint Julien appellation. This relatively confidential production (only 12,000 cases) is a must in the Médoc for all lovers of Saint Julien wines. Quatrièmes Crus
After manual harvesting, the grapes are vinified in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats. Each plot is vinified in a tank of the appropriate size and the vats are filled by gravity. The wines are aged in barrels for 16 to 20 months with 60 to 65% new wood.
On the nose, the notes of toast mingle with the notes of fresh fruit dominated by raspberry and blackberry. On the palate, Château Branaire Ducru 2012 is tender,the tannins are as always silky and delicate. The freshness of the fruit and the finesse dominate this wine of Saint Julien. A great success for this 2012 vintage.
Crying out for beef stroganoff, meatlof, shashlyk, rouladen, wafu Japanese style steak, Jamaican oxtail stew with rice and peas or veggie lentil and mushroom wellington