Vieux Chateau Certan
History and Background
Vieux Château Certan is one of the oldest estates in the Pomerol appellation of Bordeaux, with its origins dating back to the 16th century. The property has seen various ownerships over the centuries, but its modern history and rise to prominence began with its acquisition by the Thienpont family in 1924. Under the Thienponts, especially Alexandre and his son Alexandre Jr., the château has solidified its reputation as one of Pomerol's most illustrious names.
Vineyards and Terroir
The vineyards of Vieux Château Certan are situated on the renowned Pomerol plateau:
- Soil Composition: The estate boasts a diverse terroir with a mix of gravel, clay, and sand, which contributes to the complexity of its wines.
- Grape Varieties: The vineyards are planted with a majority of Merlot, complemented by Cabernet Franc and a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Wine Style and Production
Vieux Château Certan is celebrated for:
- Producing wines that are the epitome of elegance and finesse, characterized by their silky tannins and aromatic complexity.
- A commitment to expressing the unique terroir of the estate, resulting in wines that are both authentic and of the highest quality.
Vieux Château Certan is consistently lauded as one of the top wines from Pomerol. Its wines are celebrated for their elegance, depth, and longevity. The meticulous attention to detail in both the vineyard and the cellar has ensured that the wines of Vieux Château Certan are among the most sought-after by collectors and enthusiasts.
Vieux Château Certan stands as a beacon of excellence in Pomerol. Through a combination of historical significance, a deep understanding of its unique terroir, and a commitment to excellence, the estate produces wines that are not only reflective of their origin but also rank among Bordeaux's most esteemed. For those seeking the elegance and charm of Pomerol, Vieux Château Certan offers a harmonious blend of tradition and quality.