Château Ducru-Beaucaillou , Deuxième Grand Cru Classé (2nd Growth), St. Julien
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is one of fifteen Deuxièmes Crus (Second Growths) in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.
Ducru is the name of a former owner and "Beau caillou" means “beautiful pebbles” in French, which refers here to Gunzian gravel.
The vineyards consist of 75 hectares and are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) and Merlot (30%).
Since 1995 the estate produces a second wine named La Croix Ducru Beaucaillou which used to be previously named La Croix de Beaucaillou.
The estate produces also a third wine named Le Petit Ducru de Ducru Beaucaillou.
The Borie family took ownership of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou in 1941 and, since 2003, Bruno-Eugène Borie is the Managing Director of the estate.
Photos courtesy of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
Bruno-Eugène Borie, owner and Managing Director of Château Ducru Beaucaillou
For more information please visit:
https://chateau-ducru-beaucaillou.com (Official Website)