La Gravette de Certan Pomerol 2015
Vieux Château Certan in Pomerol has a surface area of 14 hectares (35 acres) planted in one single block, vineyard, made up of 23 plots, each of them individually managed according to soil type, grape variety planted, and age of vines. The soils are subtly varied and contain a very clayey part planted mainly with Merlot (70%), a gravel-clay part planted with Cabernet Franc (25%) and a very gravelly part planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (5%). The average age of the vineyard is 50 years. These old vines, together with the beneficial effect of the Pomerol plateau’s micro-climate, enable the different grape varieties to reach perfect ripeness levels.
La Gravette de Certan is the second wine of the estate produced from the younger vines and made with very fine precision that is faithful to the pedigree of the vineyard. Although it has undeniable similarities to its superior, it offers a more accessible character in its youth. The 2015 is made of 80% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon.
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James Suckling"So pretty on the nose with iodine, dark berries, flowers and rose petals. Full body and integrated tannins within a beautiful texture. Intense finish. Focused. Second wine of VCC. Better in 2022."