Château Pontet Canet 2010 is a legendary Cru. After the miracle of the 2009 vintage, Château Pontet Canet renewed the feat in 2010, the first Biodynamie certified vintage at the Château. 100/100 Parker at Wine Advocate, 20/20 for Olivier Poels...
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Château Pontet Canet offers his caisse collection of vintages 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.This collection case contains the first 6 vintages made in Biodynamics at Château Pontet Canet whose wonderful 2009 and 2010 both rated...
Covering more than 80 hectares, Château Pontet Canet is one of the largest vineyards in Bordeaux. Classified as the 5th Cru Classé in 1855, it is now recognized as one of the greatest wines of Pauillac. Alfred Tesseron took over from his father Guy Tesseron in 1994 and led the estate through a profound transformation, an unprecedented revolution: Château Pontet-Canet became the first major Bordeaux estate to dare to embark on organic and biodynamic farming. Within the Grands Crus Classés, it was the first to obtain the double certification on the whole vineyard.
As a result of this family work, carried out with the help of Jean Michel Comme, the then manager, Robert Parker awarded Château Pontet Canet the coveted 100/100 rating in 2009 and 2010.
Château Pontet CAnet technical sheet
OWNERS: Alfred Tesseron and his children Justine and Noé, his nieces Mélanie and Philippine
GENERALMANAGER: Justine Tesseron
TECHNICALDIRECTOR: Mathieu Bessonnet
OENOLOGIST-CONSULTANT: Michel Rolland
APPELLATION : Pauillac
VINEYARD AREA: 81 ha
VINEYARD MANAGEMENT: Certified organic (Ecocert) & biodynamic (Biodyvin and Demeter)
SOILS: Quaternary gravel
SOIL MAINTENANCE : Shallow tillage
PRUNING METHOD : Double Guyot Médocain
AVERAGE AGE OF THE VINEYARD : 50 years old
PLANTATION DENSITY: 9500 vines per ha
GRAPE TYPE: 62 % Cabernet Sauvignon - 32 % Merlot 4 % Cabernet Franc - 2 % Petit Verdot
HARVESTING : Manual in small crates
VINIFICATION : Manual sorting and destemming. Alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts, maceration for 4 weeks with light punching down, malolactic fermentation in vats
AGEING : 50% in new barrels, 35% in concrete amphorae, 15% in 1 wine barrels - for 16 to 18 months
The history of Château Pontet Canet
At the beginning of the 18th century, aristocrats and magistrates built sumptuous buildings in the heart of the vineyards on the Médoc lands. Thus Jean Francois Pontet, Governor of the Médoc, and his son Jean Pierre acquired land in Pauillac and in the Canet area. As was customary at the time, in 1757, he associated his name with that of the estate on which he had built the Château: Château Pontet-Canet was born.
A century later, the reputation of the wines and the prosperity of Château Pontet Canet were consecrated during the famous classification of 1855 ordered by Napoleon III: Château Pontet Canet became 5th Grand Cru Classé of Pauillac.
In 1865, Henri Herman Cruse bought the property. Established since 1815 in Bordeaux, the Cruse family with the Cru & Hirshfeld trading house became one of the leading merchants in Bordeaux. With the collaboration of Charles Skawinski, he designed a revolutionary winery where the grapes were fed into the vats through a stave that was led to a platform on the second floor. Herman Cruse built the reputation of Château Pontet Canet's wines around the world.
In 1975, the estate was bought by Guy Tesseron, a winegrower and Cognac merchant who already owned Château Lafon Rochet. In 1994, he entrusted the management of the property to his son Alfred Tesseron.
In 2015, his daughter Justine joined the family adventure, she remains attached to the work of her father and knows where she wants to take the property "always further, to renew the exception". Her brother Noé and her cousins, Mélanie and Philippine, are the other co-owners.
For more than 40 years, the Tesseron family has watched over the destiny of Pontet-Canet. In three centuries, the Château has known only three owner families, a singularity in the Médoc.