A desire to write a new page in the history of Chateau Pontet Barrail , to tell the story of this wine newly elected to the rank of Cru Bourgeois. To shake off the dust from this name so closely linked to our family history and make of it a true reference of quality, such are my objectives. The competence and knowledge of my team, which has proved itself with Chateau Labadie and the “Coupe des Crus Bourgeois” are the means at my disposal. Jérôme Bibey
Classification: Cru Bourgeois
Situation: 70 km far from Bordeaux.
Soil: Clay and limestone for Bégadan district and gravels on Laujac district.
Average age of the vines: 32 years
Planting density: 6600 plants/ha
Wine growing on all vines: Logical double Guyot pruning system. Natural weed control in the middle of the row to keep control on the vines and prevent using herbicides. All green tasks to regulate the yield (disbudding ,manual thinning of leaves)
Winemaking: Traditionnal in stainless steel tanks. Aged in french oak barrels for 12 months.
Blending: Cabernet sauvignon: 60% - Merlot: 30% - Petit verdot: 6% - Cabernet franc: 4%
Production: 145 000 bles
Awards : Silver medal at Concours des Vins d'Aquitaine 2014