Château Pontet Fumet 2001 – Magnum


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Silver Medal at the Bordeaux – Vins d’Aquitaine Competition
Gold Medal at the 2003 Paris Agricultural Competition
Award of Excellence at the Vinalies Internationales de Paris
Gold Medal at the Vin de Blaye/Bourg International Challenge
Silver Medal at Mundus Vini

This vintage was not easy to make. After a very rainy winter and beginning of spring, temperatures grew high with a lot of humidity. Thanks to a clement end to the season, Saint-Emilion wines turned out to be positive more or less across the board. Pontet-Fumet displays great generosity in its aromas with truffle, slightly cooked fruit, leather, brown tobacco and spice. It is full on the palate, slightly better constituted than the 2002, more-ish and with no roughness. Its uniformity will ensure that it continues to evolve harmoniously.
Score 15/20. Alain Chameyrat,

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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