Château Certan de May

The 5-hectare vineyard of Certan de May is located in the North-East part of the famous plateau of Pomerol, lying next to Vieux Château Certan. The vineyard is planted to 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Dense and rich, it is one of the more masculine Pomerols.

The château has been in the Barreau-Badar family since 1925, and the vineyard holdings are identical to those when the larger Certan estate was divided in the first half of the 19th Century. JP Moueix now bring this wine to market, and ongoing investment since Jean-Luc Barreau took control in the mid -70s has seen Certan de May’s quality soar.

Planted Area: 5 hectares
Grape Varieties: 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Age of Vineyard: 35 years old
Type of Soil: Clay on limestone
Vinification: Fermentation & maceration during 5 to 6 weeks
Ageing: 16 months in oaks barrels