Duluc de Branaire-Ducru offers today an expressive ripe red fruits nose, enhanced by a floral touch and light toast.
The wine develops an elegant structure, a pleasant suppleness on the palate. Showing a real complexity of fruity sensations, associated with a remarkable freshness.
The tasting shows a very accessible wine with a beautiful pure finish.
Winter temperatures were in the average but March was cold.
Good temperatures without precipitations during the flowering at the beginning of June allowed a perfect development of flowers.
At the end of June, summer started in very warm and dry conditions. This situation lasted for a long period. The water stress for the vines was very significant. All those conditions enabled the skins to gain tannins, the seeds to develop and the vegetal aromas to disappear.
From the end of July, rain allowed a homogeneous and fast veraison. From then, the temperature conditions remained more standard. We had a few days of rain in August and September.
The harvest took place mostly in good conditions from September 18th to October 8th.
Both our wines, Branaire-Ducru and Duluc de Branaire-Ducru, are made to express a distinctive “home style”.
A part of the vineyard as well as the young vines are used to make Duluc de Branaire-Ducru.
The winemaking process and the ageing in barrels (12 months in French oak barrels) are made with the same spirit and careful attention to detail in order to elaborate Duluc de Branaire-Ducru.
12 months in French oak barrels