Château Brown 2012
Ref : 467036
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 44 € / liter
- Keeping level Peut être conservé
- Service temperature 9°
Our food and wine pairings
- Fish in sauce
Our oenologists' opinion
Fruity and well-rounded
Its pale straw color with green reflections brings out a nice aromas with fine woody notes of vanilla, exotic fruits and grapefruit. In the mouth, this wine has a nice balance, finesse and a nice envelope. It is frank, open and well signed with a tense and tight finish with a savoury mineral touch.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Do you know ?
The Château is named after a wealthy merchant in Scottish wines, John Lewis Brown, based in Bordeaux in 1795. The Château Barrière officially took the name of Château Brown in the late 18th century.
Domain and appellation
Marked in the history of the great wines of Bordeaux, Château Brown was bought in 2004 by the Mau family, together with a Dutch businessman, Cees Dirkzwager. Château Brown white wines are among the best of great whites from Bordeaux. As for the red, they are recognized as the main wines of the young Pessac-Léognan appellation, created in 1987 by André Lurton.
- Terroir: This area of 29 hectares of vineyards, of which 4.5 is white, is based on clay and limestone soils of gravel.
- Viticulture: The harvest is manual with selective sorting in the vineyard. Château Brown has committed since 2012 with a pest management approach.
- Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation occurs at 16.5 ° C in barrels (50% new / 50% 1 wine). The wine is then aged for 8 months in French oak barrels, on fine lees with stirring (2 times per week).
Grapes Sauvignon blanc, Sémillon
- Sauvignon blanc : 64%
- Sémillon : 36%