Château La Bridane
Great things come in small packages!
From the prestigious and smallest region of Bordeaux, in the heart of Saint-Julien
we find Château La Bridane.
Château la Bridane has been in the Saintout family since the end of the 17th century. Originally belonging to the parish of Saint Laurent and tended by Abbot Bridane, a secular priest who earned extra income as a miller, the estate passed from the hands of the Church to the Saintout’s at the beginning of the French Revolution.
Centuries later with Bruno Saintout at the helm, Château La Bridane is one of a few family estates in Saint-Julien working under the label "Vigneron Independent”. Vinifying, maturing and bottling entirely at the estate, this winemaker’s love of the terroir produces authentic wines true to their traditions. Bruno farms based on the principles of lutte raisonée and alternates the ground covering with partially plowed rows between the well-manicured vines.
One of the rare, unclassified estates in Saint-Julien, Château La Bridane is a dense estate vineyard sandwiched between the prestigious parcels of Château Léoville-Poyferré and Léoville-Las Cases.
A gorgeous blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot, this 2016 vintage oozes aromas of violet, currants, black pepper and tobacco. With a medium-bodied finish and elegant soft mouthfeel, it is rich with structure and fruit, easily accessible with great aging potential.
Hailing from the smallest of the Bordeaux regions, this Saint-Julien carries a big punch, combining the elegance of Margaux with the power of Pauillac. Dedicated to excellence and vine perfection, Bruno Saintout’s Château La Bridane drinks well above its price point,
proving once again that greatness is not measured in size.
What to expect
Château La Bridane
Château La Bridane, Saint-Julien, 2018
46% Cabernet/37% Merlot/17% Petit Verdot
Appealing brambly fruit aromatics on the nose. On the palate it is measured and juicy, with brambled blueberry and raspberry fruits. Rustic in an unfussy way, with good structure and a real sense of uplift. Dark-fruit and herbal notes on the nose. It’s full-bodied with firm, chewy yet fine tannins. Savory on the palate with a fleshy texture.