2012 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac red
Jean-François de Pontet appointed himself at the court of Versailles, where he held the post of Grand Equiter to Louis XV. On his return to Guyenne, he became Governor of the Médoc. In 1705 he acquired a few hectares of land north of the village of Pauillac on which he planted vines, naming the land after himself to give his property a recognisable identity. A century later, Château Pontet-Canet was flourishing and became one of the few selected to join the famous 1855 classification, which had been ordered by Napoleon III.
Today, it is Guy Tesseron's descendants who own the estate: Alfred and his nieces Mélanie and Philippine. Together they have envisioned a new era for Château Pontet-Canet, where viticulture embraces organic and biodynamic methods and the wines have progressed so far that they are now among the most prestigious in Bordeaux.