Château Pontet Fumet 2003 – Magnum

55.80€

Qté:

Bronze Medal at the 2005 Bordeaux – Vins d’Aquitaine Competition
Silver Medal at the 2005 Paris Agricultural Competition
Silver Medal at the Vin de Blaye/Bourg International Challenge

“2003 was an atypical year. The August heatwave will be remembered by all. Similar conditions were only encountered way back in 1893, so well outside winegrowers’ living memory! The usual calendar for vineyard work and harvesting was completely turned inside out. The winegrowers, who didn’t seek to over-extract their wines made the best wines of the vintage as long as their terroirs were able to resist the lack of water. 2003 will be remembered for its blistering heatwave. The tannins of this 2003 appear to be ripe. The wines are slightly jammy, a bit like fruit preserved in brandy, but truly fresh on the finish. Overall, the wine is flavoursome and spicy with a remarkably complex “Baroque” finish.”

Alain Chameyrat, 2012 Bettane & Desseauve Guide

Additional Information

Packaging

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

Tillage

Natural permanent grass cover crop

Cultivation

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

Yield
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

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