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Château Brown Rosé 2016

Château Brown rosé

2016

BLEND: 60% Cabernet-Sauvignon – 40% Merlot.

YIELD: 43 hol/ha.

ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13°.

MANUAL HARVEST: Selection of grapes from identified plots of deep gravel soils, average vine age of 22. Manual harvesting in small boxes between freshness and peak ripeness.

VINIFICATION & MATURING:
• De-stemming and maceration on the skins for 4 hours, gentle pressing (pneumatic horizontal press).
• Transfer to vats, racking of the must in cold conditions, and alcoholic fermentation in vats.
• Maturing for 4 months in 1-wine barrels with light stirring on the lees (twice a month). French-oak lightly toasted barrels.

AOC DESIGNATION: Bordeaux rosé.

BOTTLED AT THE CHÂTEAU: 15th February 2017. Production: 2,200 bottles.

SURFACE AREA OF VINES: 29 hectares (23.5 hectares for reds and 5.5 hectares for whites)

BLEND : 55% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 70% Sauvignon blanc and 30% Sémillon.

MANAGER: Jean-Christophe Mau.

 

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Château Brown Rosé 2016
Château Brown Rosé 2015

Château Brown rosé

2015

BLEND: 50% Cabernet-Sauvignon – 50% Merlot.

YIELD: 41 hol/ha.

ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13°.

MANUAL HARVEST: Selection of grapes from identified plots of deep gravel soils, average
vine age of 16. Manual harvesting in small boxes between freshness and peak ripeness.

VINIFICATION & MATURING:
• De-stemming and maceration on the skins for 4 hours, gentle pressing (pneumatic
horizontal press).
• Transfer to vats, racking of the must in cold conditions, and alcoholic fermentation in vats.
• Maturing for 4 months in 1-wine barrels with light stirring on the lees (twice a month).
French-oak lightly toasted barrels.

APPELATION: Bordeaux rosé.

BOTTLED AT THE CHÂTEAU: 12th February 2015. Production: 1,800 bottles.

SURFACE AREA OF VINES: 29 hectares (23.5 hectares for reds and 5.5 hectares for whites)

Blend : 55% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 70% Sauvignon blanc and
30% Sémillon.

PROPRIETORS: Familles Mau and Dirkzwager.

MANAGER: Jean-Christophe Mau.

 

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Château Brown Rosé 2015
Château Brown rosé 2014

Château Brown rosé

2014

BLEND: 45% Cabernet-Sauvignon – 45% Merlot – 10% Petit Verdot.

YIELD: 41 hol/ha.

ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5°.

MANUAL HARVEST: Selection of grapes from identified plots of deep gravel soils, average
vine age of 16. Manual harvesting in small boxes between freshness and peak ripeness.

VINIFICATION & MATURING:
• De-stemming and maceration on the skins for 4 hours, gentle pressing (pneumatic
horizontal press).
• Transfer to vats, racking of the must in cold conditions, and alcoholic fermentation in vats.
• Maturing for 4 months in 1-wine barrels with light stirring on the lees (twice a month).
French-oak lightly toasted barrels.

APPELATION: Bordeaux rosé.

BOTTLED AT THE CHÂTEAU: 11th February 2015. Production: 2,100 bottles.

SURFACE AREA OF VINES: 29 hectares (23.5 hectares for reds and 5.5 hectares for whites)

Blend : 55% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 70% Sauvignon blanc and
30% Sémillon.

PROPRIETORS: Familles Mau and Dirkzwager.

MANAGER: Jean-Christophe Mau.

 

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Château Brown rosé 2014
Château Brown rosé 2013

Château Brown rosé

2013

BLEND: 50% Cabernet-Sauvignon – 50% Merlot .

YIELD: 32 hol/ha.

ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5°.

MANUAL HARVEST: Selection of grapes from identified plots of deep gravel soils, average
vine age of 16. Manual harvesting in small boxes between freshness and peak ripeness.

VINIFICATION & MATURING:
• De-stemming and maceration on the skins for 4 hours, gentle pressing (pneumatic
horizontal press).
• Transfer to vats, racking of the must in cold conditions, and alcoholic fermentation in vats.
• Maturing for 4 months in 1-wine barrels with light stirring on the lees (twice a month).
French-oak lightly toasted barrels.

APPELATION: Bordeaux rosé.

BOTTLED AT THE CHÂTEAU: 13th February 2014.
Production: 2,200 bottles.

SURFACE AREA OF VINES: 29 hectares (23.5 hectares for reds and 5.5 hectares for whites) Blend : 55% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 70% Sauvignon blanc and
30% Sémillon.

PROPRIETORS: Familles Mau and Dirkzwager.

MANAGER: Jean-Christophe Mau.

 

For more information about the vinification and maturing of this vintage, download the technical information sheet. For the climate conditions of the vintage, tasting notes and wine-food pairings, download the case information sheet.
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Château Brown rosé 2013
Château Brown rosé présentation

Château Brown rosé

A unique Bordeaux “press”
rosé with modern character

CHATEAU BROWN ROSÉ, produced for the first time in 2012, is an elegant combination of red-wine varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon in particular) and expertise in making white wines, in French oak barrels with maturing on the fine lees.

The robe is pale and elegant with bright tints. The aromatic expression is delicate, marked by citrus aromas, grapefruit zest and acacia blossom. It boasts nice complexity when aerated, as strawberry and pomegranate scents are revealed. The palate is rich and voluptuous. This gastronomic rosé will be ideal served with the most refined dishes.

 

Drinks Business
The quality of Château Brown’s first ever pink lends weight to estate manager Jean-Christophe Mau’s belief that Bordeaux has the ability to produce high-end rosés to rival those made in Provence.

The Wine Gang
Oak-aged rosé is not an easy style to get right, but this works (…) It is an impressive first rosé from Château Brown. And, yes, so it should be at this price.

La Revue du Vin de France – P.Maurange
A very pretty rosé (…) vinified in barrels for 6 months, just like the estate’s white wines. The only one of its kind in Bordeaux and well worth discovering right away.

Gault et Millau
Its lovely colour somewhere between flesh and raspberry leads into a deliciously appetising bouquet, with scents ranging from cherry to toffee apple and raspberry. The mildly-textured palate rolls out a handful of spices.

Journal SUD-OUEST
It is only too rare to find a Bordeaux rosé that stands the test, but this one really stands out – which is why we selected it despite its price.

JancisRobinson.com – Richard Hemming
The palate is very characterful for a rosé – loads of flavour range, lovely texture, good persistence.(…)Very accomplished.

Château Brown rosé présentation