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2010 Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)
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About Chateau Pontet Canet

In the early 18th century, Jean Francois de Pontet, Royal Governor of the Medoc, purchased several vineyards and united them under the banner of Pontet. Today, this Pauillac Chateau is owned by cognac magnate Guy Tesseron. His son Alfred manages the 80 hectare vineyard.

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2010 Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

Producer: Chateau Pontet Canet
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Pauillac

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by Chris Cree M.W.
Of all the Chateau in the Medoc perhaps none has shown the effort and drive for perfection over the last decade or so than Pontet Canet. From being one of the very few certified biodynamic wineries in Bordeaux, to their impeccable vineyard practices (small crates for grapes at harvest, intensive sorting, horse drawn plows in most of the vineyards, gentle gravity flow in the winery are just some of the things at work here), they are making wines that some say can rival the First Growths. It is a large property at 80 hectares, located just south of Mouton Rothschild with Garonne gravel on top of Limestone bedrock. The 2010 is an incredibly deep, saturated, focused wine with incredible concentration, ample tannins and a magnificent future ahead of it for those who have the patience to wait the 20-40 years that this wine will need to fully reach its peak One of the top wines of the vintage! Robert Parker writes "Multidimensional with massive concentration as well as vivid purity, precision and freshness, this is another astonishing effort from an obsessive/compulsive proprietor who is doing everything right. On the downside, this 2010 will require a decade of cellaring and should evolve for 50+ years. It will be fascinating to drink it side by side with the 2009 and 2008." Region: Pauillac (Bordeaux,) France Surface area : 120 Hectares of which 81 are vines Geology : Soil : quaternary gravel Grapes: 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc & 2% Petit Verdot Vines average age : 40-45 years Method of Viticulture : Certified Organic and Biodynamic Plantation density : 9500 vines per hectare Manure : Composted manure (if needed) Pruning : Double Guyot pruning - médocain style Harvest : By hand in small boxes


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Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.

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