Situated within the Pauillac appellation, Château Pontet-Canet is a prestigious Left Bank Bordeaux producer. Although classed as a 5th Growth in the Bordeaux Classification of 1855, the quality of the domaine’s wines has firmly established it as a top Super Second. The domaine dates to 1725, when Jean-François Pontet gave his name to the estate he had acquired. Today, Château Pontet-Canet is owned and run by the Tesseron family also makers of luxury, aged Cognacs.
Situated next to the vineyards of Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Pontet-Canet’s 80 hectares of vines sit upon a hilltop of Garonne gravel and sand. In 2004, the domaine began experimenting with biodynamic farming. The entire estate is now managed sustainably, and the vines cultivated according to biodynamic principles, with horses doing a good bit of the labour. Organic and biodynamic certification was achieved in 2010.
Château Pontet-Canet is one of the most singular wines in Bordeaux. Innovation and the adoption of new concepts for the region (such as aging a portion of the wine in terra cotta) has set the domaine apart from other properties in Pauillac and the Left Bank. Quality has continued to rise, and the style has evolved in tandem. Full-bodied and brimming with with ripe, black fruits and finely integrated tannins, Château Pontet-Canet is a powerful Bordeaux with excellent ageing potential.