Château Boyd-Cantenac

Château Boyd-Cantenac

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Château Boyd-Cantenac

It was in 1754 that Jacques Boyd, a merchant in Belfast, originally from Scotland, residing at Bordeaux in the suburb of Chartrons who bought the lands of Sieur Bernard Sainvincens by before Master Deyrem and hastened to give them his name. Later under the First Empire of Napoléon I in 1806 John Lewis Brown, allied by marriage to the Boyd family, already owner of Cantenac-Brown acquired the Château and attached the name of the commune of Cantenac where the vineyard is located.

Château Boyd-Cantenac is a Third Grand Cru Classé following the prestigious 1855 list

The vines whose average age is 40 years rests on a sandy-gravelly soil and subsoil and gravel of the ancient quaternary and is distributed in Cabernet Sauvignon for 67%, Cabernet Franc 7%, petit Verdot 6%.

Annual production is around 80 barrels on a vineyard area of 17 hectares or about 100,000 bottles in good years.

The grapes are harvested by hand and the wine is aged in new barrels for the entirety for about 15 to 18 months before bottling.