For many years, the magnificent Grand Cru Classe 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 Superieur 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!
Alto de Cantenac Brown Bordeaux Blanc 2018 is bright and beautifully focused, with tons of citrus, floral and mineral flavors. The finely cut, chiseled style, with blocked malo, emphasizes energy and freshness. This is very nicely done.