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Total Acreage:

81 ha

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Pontet-Canet, 5ème Cru Classé

5ème Cru Classé of Pauillac, Château Pontet-Canet has experienced an unprecedented rise to the top, and is now considered one of the most iconic Médoc estates. The Tesseron family has established Château Pontet-Canet as one of the pioneers of biodynamics, with results that exceed all expectations in the Pauillac appellation. Vintage after vintage, the estate stands out as one of the most well-known references on the Left Bank of Bordeaux.

To the north, the property has two prestigious neighbours Mouton and Lafite. The Pontet-Canet vineyard is made up of around one hundred plots and 800,000 vines looking out over the Gironde estuary. At the heart of the Pontet-Canet terroir known as the “plateau”, a gentle broad outcrop of Garonne gravel soil dating from the Günz era that sits on a bedrock of limestone. This poor, well-drained soil is renowned for being particularly suited to the character of great Cabernet Sauvignon, a grape variety which represents over 60% in the blend of the “grand vin” of Pontet Canet.

Some plots situated at the top of the outcrop were planted at the end of the 1940s. These old vines are very deep-rooted and produce the finest quality grapes. There are still a great many of these old vines, and the average age of the vineyard is 50 years.

Cooler, richer soils near the river Pouyalet village are better suited to Merlot and produce wines that are more structured and fleshy in texture. To establish a link with the viticultural past, four plots located on the edge of the outcrop have been planted with the Petit Verdot variety, which brings spicy aromas to the Pontet-Canet “grand vin”.

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