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Vieux Château Certan

The estate is located south of Pomerol in the area of the same name (Bordeaux). It was founded in the 16th century and has been known under its current name since 1745. From 1770 to 1875 it belonged to the Demay family, at that time the quality of the wine was at the top of Pomerol and was the most expensive of the range. The next owner was Charles de Bousquet. In 1924 it was acquired by the Belgian Georges Thienpont. From 1943 to 1985 it was run by Léon Thienpont, today his son Alexandre is responsible. The family also owns the neighboring famous one Château Le Pin, The vineyards cover 14 hectares and are planted with the varieties Merlot (60%), Cabernet Franc (30%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%). The extremely long-lived red wine is aged for 18 to 22 months in 100% new barriques. He will be without filtration bottled. In terms of quality, it often becomes the neighboring one Château Petrus equated, but with less Merlot and more Cabernet content has a completely different, Médoc-like style. The second wine is called "La Gravette de Certan".

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