Château Branaire Ducru is located in the Saint Julient appellation of Bordeaux, opposite Château Beychevelle. Many of the vines in the 120 acres of vineyards are over 35 years old and the harvests are picked by hand. These vineyards are planted with a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon (Around 70%) with the other grape varieties being the classic Bordeaux blends of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Château Branaire Ducru was taken over in the late 80’s by Patrick Maroteaux, who says his philosophy is the 3Fs - Fruit, Freshness and Finesse. Wines from Château Branaire Ducru are usually described as supple, elegant and complex. The château has a second wine called Duluc de Branaire-Ducru.