|GRAPE VARIETIES||Merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon|
|VINEYARD SURFACE AREA||14 hectares|
|ANNUAL PRODUCTION||55,000 bottles|
|SOIL||Clayey, clayey-gravelly and very gravelly soil|
History and anecdotes
It is the oldest wine estate classified in Pomerol appellation - it dates back to the 16th century - Vieux Château Certan’s origines came from a Scottish family: the Demay family. It was bought by George Thienpont, a wine merchant practising in Belgium, in 1924, and has been run by his heirs since the end of the fifties.
The Vieux Château Certan estate is mentioned by the engineer geographer Belleyme on his famous 1785 map.
|GRAPE VARIETIES||80% of merlot, 20% of cabernet franc|
|AROMAS||Blackcurrant, blackberry, black olive, chocolate, floral, fig, liquorice, toast|
|FOOD AND WINE PAIRING||Poultry supreme|
|WINEMAKING||Each grape variety is separately turned into wine in oak vats. Wine ageing is done in oak barrels for 18 to 22 months.|
|BOTTLE SIZE||75 CL|