>> Thursday, 5 November 2009
Well, actually not. Sometimes the candle can be used to check the clarity of the wine, but in this case it's not what it's for:
Oak barrel aging and fermentation cellar. Candle for lighting the sulphur pellet inside the barrel. Chateau Brane Cantenac, Margaux, Medoc, bordeaux, France
Chateau Brane Cantenac, Margaux, Medoc stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine.
Chateau Brane Cantenac is in the commune of Margaux in the Medoc region in Bordeaux (not to be confused with the neighbour Cantenac Brown!). It is one of the "classified growths", classified as a deuxième cru (second growth) in the ancient classification of 1855. The vineyards extend over some 90 hectares. It is planted with cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc. Today it belongs to the Lurton family, who is one of the great land and property owners in Bordeaux. It is run by the charming Henri Lurton since 1986, the oldest son of Lucien Lurton. The soil is gravel, sand and clay. The winery (chai) has recently been renovated and has an impressive range of new wooden fermentation vats. Wine is aged in French oak barrels, with some racking. It is bottled and labelled with a gold-and-black label of not the most modern design.
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