Wine Chateau Pontet-Canet, Pauillac AOC 5-me Grand Cru Classe, 1996
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Wine slightly iridescent ruby color.
The wine has a concentrated flavor of sweet fruit with ripe tannins and good length.
The wine has a complex, strong aroma with notes of licorice, candied fruit and candied citrus. In the aroma, there are also nuances of tobacco and animal notes, which are a sign of all the terroir Pontet-Canet.
The wine goes well with meat dishes, game and cheeses.
Grapes for wine Chateau Ponte Cane harvested by hand. Slow fermentation method using natural yeast provides better extraction of tannins. Maceration usually lasts more than four weeks, but varies depending on the grape variety, crop quality and age of the vines. Wine is aged sixteen to twenty months, depending on the crop. The proportion of new barrels is not more than two-thirds. Traditionally, wine "Chateau Canet Ponte" characterized by a great aging potential. Vintage 1996 has the potential exposure to 2020.
Chateau Ponte Cana is located in the heart of Pauillac, south of Chateau Mouton Rothschild. Ponte Canet has nizkoplodorodnye gravel and sandy soils typical of the vineyards of the region. However, due diligence and competent viticulture, on 81 hectares of vineyards are born great quality harvest. Land mostly planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, which is perfectly adapted to the soil and climate Pauillac. From the resulting harvest, winemakers Chateau Ponte Canet produce rich, well-structured, long-lived wines, known for their grace and elegance. In accordance with the long tradition of the Médoc, Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc, which give the wine smoothness and charm. In some wines contribute to the complexity of the Petit Verdot adds. In the practice of viticulture adhere ecological way of growing in line with environmental protection - without herbicides and other chemicals.
The history of Château Pontet Canet dates back to the 18th century, its founder is the royal governor of the Medoc, Jean-Francois de Pont. Many years later, the governor's descendants expanded their holdings by acquiring vineyards in Caen. A hundred years later, Ponte Cane was included in the well-known classification of 1855, thus confirming its belonging to the Medoc elite. Such a high position did not go unnoticed, and in 1865 Herman Cruz (one of the most important shippers of Bordeaux) buys Ponte Canet, builds new cellars, improves winemaking facilities and ensures recognition and reputation of this wine throughout the world. In 1975 Chateau acquires Guy Tesseron. Today it is managed and owned by Alfred Tesseron and his niece Melanie.
Chateau Pontet Canet is located in the heart of Pauillac, south of Chateau Mouton Rothschild. Ponte Canet has low-fertile gravel and sandy soils, typical of the region's vineyards. Nevertheless, thanks to diligence and competent viticulture, a magnificent high-quality harvest is born on 81 hectares of vineyards. The land is predominantly planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, which is perfectly adapted to the soil and climatic conditions of Pauillac. From the resulting harvest, Château Ponte Canet winemakers produce rich, well-structured, long-lived wines, renowned for their finesse and elegance. In keeping with a long tradition in the Medoc, Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc, which add smoothness and charm to the wines. In some wines, Petit Verdot adds to the complexity. In the practice of viticulture, they adhere to the ecological method of cultivation in accordance with the protection of the environment - without herbicides and other chemicals.