Chateau La Bridane, Saint Julien, 2019, 75cl
Grape Varieties: 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot
Chateau La Bridane, Saint Julien is one of the smallest and last independent estates of Saint-Julien.
In the same family for more then three centuries, Château La Bridane has always produced wines in a classic Saint-Julien style. Today, it is one of the best QPR of the appellation.
Firm and tannic, this wine has good structure, along with dark chocolate and spice notes from the new wood aging.
About Chateau La Bridane
Today the land of Château marked by the famed Garronese gravels of Saint-Julien, is a dense estate vineyard, It has a relatively high proportion of Merlot, Petit Verdot, and some Cabernet Franc. It is indeed surprising for an appellation planted to 90% Cabernet Sauvignon across the board.
These parcels of Château la Bridane lay between those of Châteaux Léoville-Poyferré and Léoville-Las Cases.
Brunot Saintout farms based on the principles of lutte raisonée. He alternates the ground covering with partially plowed rows between the well-manicured vines. The modern cellar overlooks the Gironde from the heights of Saint-Julien. At harvest the fruit is sorted three times with progressively stricter standards to ensure only the best fruit makes it to the crusher. After maceration and pressing, the wine rests in two-thirds-new oak barrels for about a year and a half before bottling.