Pessac Leognan

Chateau Brown

Chateau Brown


Located on the oldest terroir of the Bordeaux vineyards, the Graves du Nord, Château Brown is located at the heart of the very famous appellation of Pessac-L & eactoognan. At the gates of Bordeaux, Château Brown extends over three towns: Gradignan, Villenave-d 'Ornon and Léognan. Founded in the Middle Ages when Aquitaine belonged to England, Château Brown owes its name to a Scottish rich epicurean passionate about wine and art, John Lewis Brown, settled in Bordeaux in the late 18th century. The owners will succeed each other over the centuries. In December 2004, the family of Bordeaux wine merchants Mau, in partnership with the Dutch Dirkzwager family, bought the castle from Bernard Barthe. Jean-Christophe Mau is the enthusiastic and passionate director of this estate of more than 50 hectares, whose vineyard is planted with a density of 7200 feet per hectare. It is divided on one hand into 23.5 hectares of red vines whose grape variety is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot, and on the other hand in 4 , 5 hectares for whites, with 70% Sauvignon and 30% Sémillon. The soil consists of gravelly soil with clay subsoil for red wine and fine grained for white.
Chateau Brown

Owner Description

The origin of the name comes from John Lewis Brown, rich Scottish marketer who bought the estate in 1795. After a succession of owners, Chateau Brown knows a new impetus with the purchase in 1994 by Bernard Barthe who undertakes a major renovation of the vineyard and cellars. This qualitative policy is being pursued by the current owners, the Mau and Dirkzwager families, who bought Chateau Brown at the end of 2004. It has since been managed by Jean-Christophe Mau, fifth generation cadet in Bordeaux viticulture.