2014 900 320 Château Cantenac Brown

2014 Vintage

Tasting notes

The color is rich and deep, with purple and red garnet shades. The nose reveals a blend of ripe fruits aromas with hints of vanilla, slightly wooded. On the palate, the richness of fruity flavors gives greatness to this vintage.
Brio de Cantenac Brown 2014


50% Cabernet Sauvignon
40% Merlot
10% Cabernet Franc

1 year in French oak barrels
25% new oak barrels
75% one-year-old oak barrels

Harvest proportion
50% BriO of Cantenac Brown

Harvest dates
Merlot: Sept 25th – Oct. 1rst
Cabernet Franc: Oct. 6th
Cabernet Sauvignon: Oct. 7th – 15th

Year 2014

After quite a warm and rainy winter, an early budburst, and a fast and homogeneous flowering, cautious vine-growers and winemakers experienced a slow véraison. Once again the weather was good to us: all seasonal vineyard tasks in the first part of the year that are now part of our usual routine (such as getting rid of base bud shoots, leaf pruning, “échardage” (i.e. getting rid of laterals shoots specifically located in the cluster area, green harvest) could not compensate for the cool temperatures of the beginning of the summer. We began to doubt that we could produce a wine as great as vintage 2014. We desperately needed more sun and warmer tempera tures…

From the end of August on, average temperatures came back to normal, and a very hot and sunny September led to mature grapes and soft tannins, thanks to a sound and healthy vineyard. Hence, a harvest of high quality. When the grapes are harvested, the cella ris working on the blend in order to findthe best synergy between the vats and the plots.