2008 Chateau Brane-Cantenac Margaux 750ML
Country of Origin: France
Chateau Brane-Cantenac is a winery in the Marguax appellation of the Bordeaux wine region of France. The wine produced here was classified as one of fifteen Deuxièmes Crus (Second Growths) in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.
The ancient origins of this property date back in the 17th century. In 1838, Jacques-Maxime de Brane, changed the estate's name by adding his name alongside this of the village. In 1925, Léonce Récapet, distiller from the Entre-deux-Mers region and father-in-law of François Lurton, took over Brane-Cantenac as well as 40% of Château Margaux. After the death of Léonce, François was forced to accept the sale of his shares of Château Margaux. However, he kept Brane-Cantenac, which he left to his son, Lucien, in 1954. Lucien, a qualified agricultural engineer, settled at Brane with his wife Marie-Jeanne. He put Brane back on the top rung. Henri, his son, took over the estate in 1992, putting into practice his worldwide viticultural experience.