Château Pontet Fumet 2012

15.50€

Out of stock

Silver Medal at 2015 Brussels World Competition
Silver Medal at 2015 General Agricultural Competition
“Lovely colour, lovely balance, beautiful wine.”
Bronze Medal at 2012 Decanter Awards

“Lovely intense garnet robe. Elegant nose of blackcurrant, redcurrant, blackberry, wood and cocoa with a hint of menthol. Generous on the palate highlighting the fruit. Dense extract, smooth with polished tannins. Slightly elongated and firm on the finish. The wood is there. Pleasant overall.”
Alain Chameyrat, critic and taster, Gilbert et Gaillard Guide – Tasted in May 2015

Additional Information

Packaging

Bottle, Case of 6, Case of 12

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

81 % Merlot noir, 17 % Cabernet Franc et 2 % Cabernet Sauvignon

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