Country: France Region: Pessac Leognan Graves Bordeaux Vintage: 2019
Category: Red Wine Color: Red
Varietal: 53% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot
Producer: Château Brown
The history of Chateau Brown dates back almost 1,000 years as vines were first planted at this location around 1200 BC! The estate takes its name from one of its earlier owners, John Lewis Brown, who moved to Bordeaux from Scotland during the later part of the 18th century.
However, the modern age for Chateau Brown starts in 1939, when it was purchased by Andre Bonnel. The estate stopped producing wine at some point during the 1950s and the vineyard was sold to Jean-Christophe Mau in 2004. The Mau family were well established in Bordeaux as the owners of a large Bordeaux wine negociant firm.
Within a few years of purchasing Chateau Brown, the family sold their interests in the negociant company and focused their efforts on improving the Bordeaux wine produced by Chateau Brown and their other estates. To aid in this effort, the family hired the famed wine consultant, Stephane Derenoncourt.
In 2018, Chateau Brown earned their HVE (High Environmental Certification), due to its extensive commitment to green farming.
With accents of flowers and smoke, the wine is elegant, soft, refined and medium-bodied. There is a nice sense of purity and freshness to the silky, earthy red fruits on the palate that carries through to the finish.
Food Suggestion: A classic with steak, any rich red meats, or a selection of aged hard cheeses.