Situated on Pomerol’s prized central plateau, surrounded by illustrious neighbors such as Vieux Château Certan and La Fleur-Pétrus, Château Certan de May has long been considered one of the finest estates of the appellation. The wines owe their complexity to the vineyard’s soil composition, a combination of clay and gravel that bring together power and elegance, structure and freshness. The balance of the wines from Château Certan de May illustrates the unique complementarity of these terroirs.
The 14-acre vineyard made of 1/3 clay and 2/3 deep gravel is entirely located on the famous southeast part of the Pomerol plateau, which produces the best wines. It is planted with 70% merlot, 25% cabernet franc and 5% cabernet sauvignon. The vineyard produces wines with the power of the clay part and the elegance of the gravel part; they can be enjoyed young, but their full potential develops with time.