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The vineyard is located in the municipality of Cantenac in the Margaux area of the Médoc(Bordeaux). It was originally part of a large estate called Gorce and subsequently changed its name several times. In 1833, the estate was bought by Baron Joseph Hector de Brane. The funds for this came from the sale of his Château Brane-Mouton to the Parisian banker Isaac Thuriet, who then sold it in 1853 to Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild (1812-1870), who named his new property Château Mouton-Rothschild. Baron Brane called the estate Château Brane-Cantenac from 1843. In 1925, it became the property of Lucien Lurton and has been run by his grandson Henri since 1994. It was awarded second place in the 1855 Bordeaux classification(Deuxième Grand Cru Classé). The vineyards cover 85 hectares and are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (30%) and Cabernet Franc (5%). The red wine, which can be stored for decades, matures for 12 to 18 months in barriques, 50% of which are new. The second wine is called "Baron de Brane".

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