AltO de Cantenac Brown, our white wine
The ABC of Chateau Cantenac Brown.
For many years, the magnificent Grand Cru Classé of Chateau Cantenac Brown has been accompanied by BriO de Cantenac Brown, a special parcel selection from the Cantenac Brown vineyards, and also by Chateau Brown Lamartine, our Bordeaux Supérieur of upmost quality.
In 2011, our family expanded with the addition of AltO de Cantenac Brown, our white wine. We are fortunate to own a wonderful plot of clay and calcareous soil cool enough to produce a great white wine.
1.8 hectares are planted to Sauvignon Blanc (90%) and Semillon (10%) for a production of only 9,000 to 10,000 bottles a year.
We wished to make a wine taking after the great wines of Sancerre: a wine of great minerality, beautiful aroma, and a wine fit for the Gastronomical table.
Elegant and delicate, AltO pays homage to the art of music, while at the same time complimenting the entire Cantenac Brown gamut of wines.
A perfect addition!
- Vineyard: 1.80 ha
- Grape varieties:
- 90% Sauvignon Blanc
- 10% Semillon
- Fermentation: Hand harvested in small crates with refrigerated transport, slow pressurization by inert gas, alcoholic fermentation in barrels.
- Ageing: 100% in one-year-old barrels