Country: France Region: Bordeaux (Pomerol)
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Vintage: 2007 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Chateau Certan de May
Chateau Certan de May takes its name in the Bordeaux wine region from the long standing tradition of honoring the founding owner, the Demay family. The estate was divided after the French Revolution into smaller plots. The Pomerol vineyard is planted to 70% Merlot , 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon in a single parcel, which is uncommon in Pomerol. The vines are on average, 30 years of age. But they have old vines that with some vines being much older, having survived the frost of 1956.
Extremely deep purple. Obviously ripe fruit (black fruit flavours) but with attractive fragrance too. Mouthfilling, very supple on the palate – relatively low in acidity. This is pretty flashy. I’d drink it fairly young because of the low acid, though the tannins will have to settle down first.
Food Matches: Beef, Lamb Soft Cheese