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A brief history

An ideal location and temperate climate…

In the Northern Graves – the oldest winegrowing terroir in Bordeaux dating back 2,000 years – Château Brown lies in the heart of the young Pessac-Léognan appellation created in 1987 by André Lurton, a key winegrowing figure in Bordeaux.

Bordered by vast forests and built-up areas (the towns of Gradignan, Villenave d’Ornon and Léognan), the vineyards enjoy a micro-climate that is ideal for the grape ripening process and therefore the quality of the wine.

Château Brown covers some 60 hectares, including 31 hectares of vines in a single stretch: 26 hectares for reds and 5 ha for whites. For the red wines, the vineyard comprises a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon (53%) and Merlot (45%), plus 2% of Petit Verdot. The varieties on the plots dedicated to white wines are 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Semillon.
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Established in 1795

5, allée John Lewis Brown
France, Gironde


Château Brown Wines

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Château Brown Le Colombier de Brown Blanc Bottle Preview
Château BrownLe Colombier de Brown Blanc

THE LITTLE BROTHER OF CHATEAU BROWN The second wine is the reflection of Brown terroir and enjoys the same lavish care as the Grand Vin. The plots of vines are selected to make a fruitier, lighter, easy-drinking wine made to be enjoyed younger. Elegant and well structured, it can be enjoyed right away. “With its large proportion of very ripe Semillon, this wine is a superb, radiant golden yellow. The bouquet is equally impressive, demonstrating this vintage’s huge ripeness as it offers up white peach and apricot with hints of William pear and a touch of citrus fruit in the form of mandarin, plus some vanilla and smoke notes from maturation. Soft and silky in the attack, the touch of oak continues the impression from the nose in beautifully delicate style paired with a slight bitter touch, pleasant freshness, and a lingering gourmet finish.” Philippe Dulong

Château Brown Château Brown Blanc Bottle Preview
Château BrownChâteau Brown Blanc

With its crystalline, beautifully deep golden yellow colour, on the nose this wine initially offers up maturation notes of vanilla, toast and bread crust before quickly opening out into intense scents of passion fruit and fresh mango, then becomes smoother with hints of confectionery, pear barley sugar, and a delicately spicy touch of white pepper. It is full and soft with lots of delicious flavour on the palate, a beautiful range of aromas, a saline touch, and lovely acidic tension balanced out perfectly by the warm finish. Everything about this wine recalls the beautiful summer of 2019, which allowed the estate’s grapes to ripen perfectly despite the early heatwave in June. It is enjoyable drunk young for its powerful aromas, but a little ageing will allow it to blossom beautifully and mellow wonderfully.