Found just along the Gironde estuary, Branaire-Ducru is home to some of the greatest soils in the region for winegrowing – gravel. In 1680, Jean-Bapiste Braneyre was the first to discover the incredible potential of this property. The 1855 classification later confirmed the quality of the terroir. Branaire-Ducru and its prestigious neighbors then formed a group of châteaux that are now famous worldwide for their excellent wines. Here, quality is an absolute priority and Branaire-Ducru does everything possible to express the terroir’s intrinsic personality and complexity. Composed primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon, the wines express their character year in and year out with great regularity, displaying an enormous amount of fruit, freshness, and subtlety. The winemaking team is fully devoted to highlighting these characteristics in every vintage, and Branaire-Ducru is invariably an elegant wine and a quintessential Saint-Julien.