Chateau La Bridane, Saint-Julien Bordeaux75cl
Winery: Château La Bridane
Grape : Cabernet Sauvignon 47.5% Merlot 36.4% Cabernet Franc 13.1% Petit Verdot 3%
Region : France / Bordeaux / Médoc / Saint-Julien
Wine Style: Bordeaux Saint-Julien.
Alcohol Content: 13%
Food Pairing: lamb, duck, game, chicken, and rare grilled beef.
Description: The grape varieties which constitute the vinyard are the following: Cabarnet Sauvignon (47%), Merlot (36%), Cabernet Franc (13%) and Petit Verdot (4%). As soon as the ripening begins, the owners practice a manual leaf-thinning and a green harvest is done on some of the vine plants if they happen to be to dense. In the optic to always harvest at the perfect moment, the owners use mechanical harvesting methods, which was very useful in the years 2011 and 2012. The drawback is the lack of selection of the grapes, but the advantage resides in a precise harvest done just at the right time. However, the grapes are manually selected at the end of the harvest. Thus, everything is done in order to make a quality wine adapted to the size of the wine estate.