2009 Chateau Pontet-Canet, Pauillac, France by DFV Fine Wines
- Producer - Chateau Pontet-Canet
Region/Appellation - PauillacCountry Hierarchy - Medoc, Bordeaux, France
Grape/Blend - Bordeaux Blend RedFood Suggestion - Beef and Venison
Wine Style - Red - Savory and ClassicAlcohol Content - 13 - 14.5%
Château Pontet-Canet is a wine estate located in the Pauillac region and ranked as a fifth growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. It has been owned by the Tesseron family of Cognac fame since 1975, and under the family's control quality has risen greatly, along with auction prices and popularity. Pontet-Canet is Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant, and is full bodied with a classic tannic structure, providing the potential for long-term cellaring.
The 81-hectare (200-acre) vineyard is located at the heart of the Pauillac appellation, just south of châteaux Mouton Rothschild and d'Armailhac. The soil is made up of Garonne gravel on limestone bedrock and is warm and well drained, providing perfect conditions for Cabernet Sauvignon, which accounts for 62 percent of plantings. Merlot makes up 32 percent of the rest, and there are small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot as well. Viticulture is certified organic and biodynamic and, in recent years, a team of working horses have been introduced.
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