Vieux Château Certan

Vieux Château Certan

AOP Pomerol


Vieux Château Certan2011, 750 ml

Vieux Château Certan is a Bordeaux wine from the appellation Pomerol.

The winery is located on the right bank of the Bordeaux wine region, in the commune of Pomerol in the department of Gironde.

As all wine produced in this appellation, Vieux Château Certan is unclassified, but the estate is long recognised as one of the great growths of the region, comparable to neighbouring estate Château Pétrus. Although the estate's origins are uncertain, its age has been estimated by professor Henri Enjalbert to an origin date around 1770.

Long estimated as the leading estate of the region, it yielded the position to the adjacent Pétrus in 1875. The estate was bought by the Belgian wine merchant Georges Thienpont in 1924, and it has remained within the family since.

Today, after ageing for fourteen months in new barrels, the 2007 vintage of Vieux Chateaux Certan is subtle and fruity.

It has a great ageing potential and can be enjoyed in five to eight years, though it will continue to age well for a dozen years or so more in a good cellar.

The estate consists of 14 hectares with the grape variety of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.

The annual production averages 5,000 cases of the Grand Vin.


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