53% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Carmenere. Terroirs of gravel and clay on the Brane plateau.
The name of our second wine honours Baron Jacques-Maxime de Brane, who owned the estate in the 19th century. Blended from vats carefully selected for their suppleness, it is aged just like the First Wine, but for a 12-month period.
Beautiful intense dark color.
The nose is very aromatic with pure and ripe fruit aromas. mixed with gravel, spice and tobacco.
On the palate, it is nicely balanced, with round and lively expressive flavors. The tannins are elegant and melted. A charming wine to drink between 2019 and 2030.
The frost had an irregular impact as not all parts of the vineyard were affected in the same way. The property’s best plots, on the Brane plateau and Carabin were spared. The plots behind the park suffered the worst damage, resulting in a substantial reduction in the harvest and necessitating very careful, complex work on the vines.
2017 has, however, produced some very fine wines: the Brane blend, consisting only of grapes from plots not affected by the frost, is in line with the two previous vintages, and the separate harvesting of the first and second generation bunches from the frost-hit vines enabled the production of some very high quality second wines.