2012 Duluc de Branaire-Ducru Saint-Julien 375ml

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About the Winery

Duluc de Branaire-Ducru is the second label from the prestigious Saint-Julien based fourth growth, Branaire-Ducru. Built in 1680, Branaire-Ducru has built up a reputation as one of the premier producers in Saint-Julien and has retained its fourth growth status since its inclusion of the original 1855 Bordeaux Classification.

The 60-hectare vineyard of Branaire Ducru is planted to 65% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. This represents a slight increase in the amount of Merlot in the vineyard. In size, the vineyard is quite to close to what it was at the time of the 1855 Classification.

The terroir is deep gravel with clay soils. The peak elevation reaches up to 14 meters. The best terroir is located near the chateau, closest to the Gironde river.

They also have blocks further inland, with a small section of vines placed close to Chateau Lagrange and Chateau Talbot. The vineyard can be divided into 15 different blocks with 70 different parcels of vines.

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