Vieux Château Certan
Founded in the 16th century, the Vieux Chateau Certan has kept its name since 1745. In 1924 it was acquired by Georges Thienpont. Situated in the heart of the Pomerol, only a few rows of vines away from the famous church tower, situated this Château is the oldest cru of the appellation. Since its early days it has gained a reputation of being one of the rarest and most prestigious crus in the world. It is hailed as symbol of perfection for the exquisite finesse of its wines, the elegance of the chartreuse chateau surrounded by age-old trees, the order and quality of the vineyard – Vieux Château Certan inspires and fascinates wine connoisseurs around the world.
Facts & Figures :
Area under vine : 13.5 Ha
Production : 50 000 Bouteilles
Soil : Graves de la haute terrasse du quaternaire ancien et argiles sabloneux
Grape varieties : 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Ageing : 12 à 18 mois (100% de barriques neuves)