Château Pontet Fumet 1996 – Magnum


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“After a rainy summer, the fine weather in September stimulated ripening. The Cabernet grapes have often turned out better with this vintage than the Merlot. This Saint-Emilion is big rather than fleshy; its tannins are tight with very noticeable acidity, which gives it its freshness. Its undergrowth and dry leaf aromas indicate that it is approaching its best, but the tannins still have their say. It is bigger than the 1995.″

Alain Chameyrat, critic and taster, 2012 Bettane & Desseauve Guide

Additional Information


Magnum – Wooden Case

Vineyard Origins

15th century, acquired in 2008 by Philippe Bardet

Surface Area

17 ha

Soils types

Sand, clay and gravel

Average age of the vines

34 years

Grape varieties
Planting density

6,000 vines per hectare


Natural permanent grass cover crop


Integrated farming and sustainable production, certified High Environmental Value and Iso 14001


Unique grape screening technology

Pre-fermentation soak

Gentle at low temperature


The fruit is soaked gently in new-generation tanks in which the marc is immersed thereby enabling the extraction of silky tannins from the skins.

Aged in barrels

50% new barrels & 50% one-year-old barrels

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