Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2023

Format : a case of 6 bottles (0.75 L)

€47.50 / bottle (0.75 L)

JS (96-100)

Assemblage 2023

Cabernet Sauvignon 77%, Merlot 20%, Carmenere 1%, Cabernet Franc 1%, Petit Verdot 1%

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Chateau Brane-Cantenac





Bottle size

0.75 L


a case of 6 Bottles (0.75 L)

Description of Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2023

Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2023 – Second Hottest Year on Record

The Weather

Following on from 2022, 2023 became the second hottest year since the beginning of the 20th century. Rainfall was scarce during the vegetative cycle, and temperatures soared due to successive heatwaves.

In the Vineyards

The Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2023 vintage required exceptional vigilance and extensive effort in the vineyard to combat the particularly aggressive mildew. This relentless and precise work ensured good yields and maintained perfect health of the vines.

The Harvest

Harvesting of the red grapes began early on September 4, amidst scorching heat. Beneficial rains followed by a prolonged period of fine weather during the harvest allowed the pulp and skins to reach optimal maturity. On the Brane plateau, young vines are harvested separately from the older vines, some of which are over fifty years old. This strict selection process allows us to harness the incredible potential of these venerable vines planted on the estate’s most prestigious plots.

At the Winery

At Brane-Cantenac, winemaking is a bespoke process, with each vat tasted daily to carefully manage extraction operations and regulate fermentation temperatures. In a vintage like 2023, this custom vinification approach brought out the best possible expression of each terroir, resulting in three exceptional red wines.

A Word from the Owner

Objectively analyzing the season’s weather, all the conditions were met to make 2023 a great vintage. Two significant elements stand out from this challenging year. First, an exceptional emergence and flowering, the likes of which we haven’t seen since 2004, forced us to regulate production to ensure perfect ripeness despite severe drought. Second, the strong mildew pressure, which is becoming increasingly common, was expertly managed by our teams. The final yield is a testament to our success. The wines are very fruity, deeply colored, and despite unprecedented tannin levels, they remain supple and silky. They combine maturity, freshness, power, and balance. — Henri Lurton

Harvest Dates

  • Merlot: September 4 to 15
  • Cabernet Franc: September 18 and 25
  • Cabernet Sauvignon: September 13 to 27
  • Petit Verdot: September 21, 26, and October 2
  • Carménère: September 26
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