This newcomer is a selection from our Saint-Julien vineyards. An affective and instructive name that already informs amateurs about its positioning and its ambitions. LE PETIT DUCRU is therefore an introduction to the Borie label, a courteous invitation to approach the qualities of its elders Ducru-Beaucaillou and La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou; from its complexity to its structure, passing through its balance and elegance. There is of course a family resemblance, a beautiful connivance between the three nectars. They know what they have in common: rigorous technical training, drastic selection, demanding winemaking. Here, the barrel aging lasts 12 months with 1/3 of new wood. A Cabernet-Merlot blend, with sometimes, depending on the vintage, a touch of Petit Verdot, this grape variety which we know is a skilled carver.
A nod also to the history of the estate, precisely to one of the former owners, Bertrand Ducru (1770-1829), a brilliant merchant of Bearn origin who has had an international career.Powerful, established, he bought the property in 1797 (16 Vendémiaire year 6) and added his surname to that of the site which then became "Ducru-Beaucaillou". He asked the architect Paul Abadie (Ecole des Beaux-Artsde Paris) to magnify the elegant charterhouse charter, but above all he invests heavily in vineyards and the winery. The wines quickly rose to the summits of the appellation and Ducru-Beaucaillou obtained unanimous recognition from the Place de Bordeaux, which later enshrined him in the 1855 classification.
LE PETIT DUCRU is a wine of balance and harmony. A makeover. He is there, welcoming, at the rendezvous of pleasure. Accessible from his earliest youth, an uninhibited to the chaplinesque playfulness.
He will be a happy commensal at the restaurant. He will marry in just marriage with a poultry; it will curtsey to its crisp, reddish skin and will envelop it with its steaming tannins. LE PETIT DUCRU has the taste of Sundays.
Above all, he has a taste for friendship.