CH. PONTET CANET PAUILLAC 750ML VINTAGE 2000 ( 12BTLS / WOODEN CASE )
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Country of Origin: France
Jean-François de Pontet, royal governor of the Médoc, combined several vineyard plots in Pauillac in the early 18th century. Years later, his descendants added neighbouring vines in a place named Canet. This was the beginning of this large estate, which quite naturally added the name of its founder to that of the land registry reference. In 1865, Herman Cruse, Bordeaux shippers of the time, bought the estate. He built new cellars, modernised the winemaking facilities, and established the wine's reputation around the world. The Cruse family owned Pontet-Canet for 110 years, until another shipper (from Cognac this time), Guy Tesseron, acquired it in 1975. Over two centuries Pontet-Canet has been owned by three different families. Today it is run by Alfred Tesseron with his niece Melanie (daughter of Gerard Tesseron) who is the descendant of Guy Tesseron. Thirty years after their arrival in Pauillac the Tesseron have gradually replanted some of the vineyard and renovated the buildings and the wine making facilities.