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Ets. Jean-Pierre Moueix

Château Certan de May

2008

Pomerol

Château Certan de May, fully named Château Certan de May de Certan, is located on the Right Bank of the Bordeaux wine region, in the commune of Pomerol in the department Gironde. As all wine produced in this appellation, Château Certan de May is unclassified but the estate is long estimated among the great growths of the region. It is located in the east of the appellation, on the Pomerol plateau between Vieux-Châteaux Certan and Pétrus, and directly opposite Le Pin.

The estate's name has origins from the founding family, presumably of Scottish origin sometimes documented as Demay, who lived in France since the Middle Ages and were installed in Pomerol at the end of the 16th century. Archives state the family by Royal ordonnance became masters of the fief of Certan, or Sertan, making this the oldest vignoble of the district, an area that also encompassed present day Vieux Château Certan and Château Certan-Giraud. The French Revolution led to the division of the domain, leaving the de May family with a small parcel of the original property, then called Petit-Certan.


Winemaking

The 14-acre vineyard made of 1/3 clay and 2/3 deep gravel is entirely located on the famous south-east part of the Pomerol plateau, which produces the best wines. It is planted with 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.



Technical Information

Appellation
Pomerol
Varietal(s)
70% Merlot - 25% Cabernet Franc - 5% Cabernet Sauvignon