Château Pontet Fumet 2000 – Magnum

57.00€

Out of stock

Silver Medal at the 2002 Bordeaux – Vins d’Aquitaine Competition
Gold Medal at the 2002 Vinalies Internationales de Paris
Gold Medal at the 2002 Vin de Blaye/Bourg International Challenge

2000 was identified early on as an excellent and sometimes even outstanding vintage for red wines. The summer enabled the different grape varieties to reach perfect ripeness. The juice of this 2000 vintage was outstanding. It is most certainly the year that Pontet-Fumet came closest to the ideal expression of its terroir. Obviously the technical resources Philippe Bardet has available now would have enabled him to do even better today, but the palate was full of class. Many of the Saint-Emilion classed growths have never reached the quality of this ethereal structure, which is very full, elegant, truffled to perfection, fresh and really complex.”

Scored 16.5/20, Alain Chameyrat, 2012 Bettane & Desseauve Guide

Additional Information

Packaging

Magnum – Wooden Case

Vineyard Origins

15th century, acquired in 2008 by Philippe Bardet

Owner

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

Cultivation

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

Tillage

Natural permanent grass cover crop

Grape varieties
Yield

48 hectolitres per hectare

Harvest

By machine

Selection

Unique grape screening technology

Pre-fermentation soak

Gentle at low temperature

Winemaking

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