Château Ducru Beaucaillou 2ème Grand Cru Classé on sale
Château Ducru Beaucaillou 2ème Grand Cru Classé
About the producer

Saint Julien may not have any first growths, but if we forget about ranking and focus on quality, Château Ducru Beaucaillou is a perfect ambassador for the appellation. Created at the end of the 17th century, the property quickly demonstrated a capacity to produce fine wines. A century later, when mildew was destroying many of Bordeaux's vineyards, Ducru Beaucaillou managed to escape thanks to a new treatment discovered by the château's steward: the famous bouillie bordelaise (Bordeaux mixture) consisting of copper sulphate and lime, which is still used today. However, as it was popular in America, the property suffered greatly during prohibition, which deprived it of many customers. In 1941, Ducru Beaucaillou was bought by Francis Borie, who renovated the winery and replanted the vineyard. The property is still skilfully managed by the Borie family, who have managed to maintain the exceptional quality of the production.

The considerable presence of cailloux (pebbles) in the vineyard's soil, which is of course the origin of the château's name, contributes greatly to the wine's quality.

About the wine

Perfectly balanced, it reveals a lovely aromatic bouquet, that is enhanced by notes of cedar and spices. Unusually long to evolve, this wine needs at least ten years to express all of its finesse and complexity.

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Characteristics of the producer and cuvée

Region: Bordeaux

Producers and wineries: Château Ducru Beaucaillou

Colour: red

Grape variety: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Food and wine pairings: : Gigot de sept heures, Tournedos rossini, Chapon rôti

Appellation: Saint-Julien

Classification: Deuxième Grand Cru Classé

Owner: Famille Borie

Size (in ha): 75 hectares

Viticulture: environmentally friendly More information....

Service temperature: 16°

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