Château La Bridane

France, Bordeaux

A small property of a mere 15 hectares, high up on the gravel bank of Saint Julien to the west of the village of Saint-Julien and overlooking some of the most famous vineyards of the appellation and the Gironde estuary (Léoville las Cases, Poyferré). It has been in the same family for more than 300 years. With gravelly soil the vines consist of 13% Cabernet Franc, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot. The average age of the vines is 30 years.