Margaux’s Château Brane-Cantenac has exceptional terroir. It is a 2éme Grand Cru Classé in the 1855 Classification. This is a historic Margaux estate, tracing its roots back to the late 1700s. At this time Brane-Cantenac wines were among the most expensive in Bordeaux. Lucien Lurton (the son of François Lurton) inherited Brane Cantenac in 1956 and the property is still in the hands of the Lurton family today. Today it is run by the extremely capable Henri Lurton. Henri has overseen a huge programme of vineyard replanting, density increasing and drainage improvements. The total vineyard is 75ha with 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39.5% Merlot, 4.5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot and 5% Carménère (used for the first time in the 2011 vintage). The 45ha used to produce the Grand Vin are mainly surrounding the château.