Château Pontet Fumet 1998 – Magnum


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1998 was a top quality vintage. Warm dry weather made the grapes perfectly ripe and helped them develop thick skins that protected them when it rained in September. Saint-Emilion wines were big and velvety. 1998 here is well structured, with noticeably powerful body. The tannins are still perceptible. The wine has aged in terms of its aromas, which are animal and spicy, but it can still age more in terms of its body.

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

Additional Information


Magnum – Wooden Case

Vineyard Origins

15th century, acquired in 2008 by Philippe Bardet


Bardet Family

Surface Area

17 ha

Soils types

Sand, clay and gravel

Planting density

6,000 vines per hectare

Average age of the vines

34 years


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


Natural permanent grass cover crop

Grape varieties

48 hectolitres per hectare


By machine


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

Annual production

96 000 bottles

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