Henri Lurton’s analysis of the vintage:
“2016 was a dry year but paradoxically yields were high.
Very fortunately, there was a sudden improvement in the weather during flowering.
Luck was with us again in mid-September with beneficial rain that enabled ripening to be completed.
The Cabernet grapes from the fourth terrace were absolutely magnificent, thanks to this terroir’s exceptional resistance to drought conditions.
One of the greatest, if not the greatest Brane!”
In the vineyard:
In the winery:
Merlot: 22/09 - 3/10
Cabernet Franc: 7/10
Cabernet Sauvignon: 4/10-17/10
Since Henri Lurton took over in 1992, he has made it his mission to produce the best possible wine, reinforcing Brane’s position as a second classified growth in 1855. The result is a fine wine that perfectly expresses its remarkable terroir.
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.
Henri Lurton selects the youngest plots from our vineyard for Margaux de Brane. A silky, fruit-driven wine with impressive roundness and red fruit flavours, the wine is accessible in style. It offers an introduction to the wonders of the Margaux appellation and in particular to the signature style of Brane.