April 4, 2012 at Chateau Brane Cantenac, we're inviting you to view a wonderful photo exhibit of everything Brane Cantenac, through the eyes and lens of Eric Boissenot. The owner of Chateau Brane Cantenac, Henri Lurton and of course Eric Boissenot will also be in attendance. Of course we'll also be pouring Brane Cantenac too!
Every year, Henri Lurton selects a different photographer for the annual exhibition. This year's 'Brane seen through the eye of ...' . Eric Boissenot's work will be on display in the big tasting room of the chateau until March 2013.
Eric's photos are a step back into a world of refinement, contrasts and delicacy. Far remote from photoshop retouching and fakeness, his work is deeply moving and filled with extreme sensitivity. The finesse of each detail is reminiscent of graphite pencil drawings and ink sketches. His vision of Brane-Cantenac is that of a drawing artist rather than an impressionist painter. Brane is seen through the eye of ... a very talented photographer!
For those of you that are not familiar with Eric's full time day job...
Many people consider Eric Boissenot as the Oenologist advisor of reference on the left bank of the Garonne and more particularly for the Medoc's properties. He was recently included in the ranking of the 100 most influent persons of the Wine World in France established by the "Revue du Vin de France".
Eric Boissenot started his career in winemaking with his father Jacques when he was 15 years old in the family property. This passion drove him naturally into the faculty of oenology in Bordeaux, where, while he was studying, started his job of oenologist/consultant with his dad. He obtained his Doctorate of oenology in 1997 after 5 years studies on the soil of the Medoc area.
Today his full time job is wine consultant with more than 90% of his clients issued from the Great Chateaux of the Médoc: Latour, Lafite-Rothschild, Margaux, Mouton-Rothschild, Palmer, Pichon Comtesse, Pichon Baron, Ducru-Beaucaillou, Léoville Barton, Léoville La Cazes, Gruaud-Larose, Brane-Cantenac and now chateau d’Arsac. This specialist of the Médoc praises these wines for their equilibrium, elegance, fruitiness with a special mention for the Cabernet of the Medoc that he loves.